SOT Awards

Association of Scientists of Indian Origin SIG Toxikon, A Preclinical Toxicology Organization; and Dr. Dharm Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) International Travel Award

Deadline: December 8

Two (2) international awards are made possible each year by the Toxikon, A Preclinical Toxicology Organization; and Dr. Dharm Singh ASIO Award Fund established with SOT in 2014. These awards will be given each year to undergraduates, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral fellows of Indian origin from outside USA for their presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Each award includes monetary award and a certificate. The number of awards for 2023 will be decided by the ASIO Award committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow of Indian origin.
  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student or postdoctoral fellow in a university/organization outside USA at the time of applying for this award.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) in the submitted abstract. This is indicative of lead role and significant contribution of the applicant in the research work.
  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership*). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link: There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • Must have an accepted abstract or a submitted abstract (pending acceptance) for the SOT Annual Meeting. Awardees must have an abstract accepted prior to the SOT annual meeting to be eligible for receiving the award.
  • Must NOT have received an ASIO-SIG sponsored award more than twice in the last three years.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing the following application material should be emailed to

  • Page 1: Submitted SOT abstract for poster or platform presentation to SOT, including SOT abstract submission number. Note: If your abstract is not accepted for presentation at SOT annual meeting, your application will be automatically removed per Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Pages 2 and 3: A cover letter (up to 2 pages) from the applicant outlining the problem/research statement and the hypothesis of the research; key methods used; main findings, conclusions, and relevance to the field of Toxicology.
  • Page 4 onwards: A Current CV.
  • A letter of recommendation should be directly emailed to

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



Adhithiya Charli