Women in Toxicology SIG Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award
Deadline: November 8
This award was inspired by the generosity of Ms. Anne Wolven Garrett, one of the early leaders in the field of toxicology. The initial seed money of $8,000 is from a generous donation from Ms. Wolven Garrett's estate. Ms. Wolven Garrett was one of the first women active in SOT's leadership. Beginning in the early 1970s, she served on several elected and appointed committees, as Historian, and as Vice President and President of a Regional Chapter. As noted during her memorial service in 2012, she was especially proud of her work with the Society. She was known for taking budding toxicologists under her wing and ended many conversations with “hug yourself; you are very special.” As a tribute to Ms. Wolven Garrett and all past and future female leaders of SOT, the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award will recognize and encourage women who are in the early stages of developing their careers in the field of toxicology.
This award is selected on the basis of scientific merit and outstanding demonstration of leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community and given to female WIT member(s) engaged in academic study towards a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in toxicology (or related field) and/or post-doctoral fellows engaged in research activities in the field of toxicology (or related field). Applicants for this award are not precluded from applying for travel support or other SOT Awards outside of WIT.
Membership requirements for applicants:
- Enrolled in a Bachelor's program in toxicology (or closely related discipline)
- Student member of WIT SIG at application deadline
- Current postdoctoral fellow in academia, industry, or government in the discipline of toxicology (or closely related discipline)
- Postdoctoral member of WIT SIG at application deadline
- Postdoctoral member of SOT at application deadline
Required application components for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral applicants (listed below) should detail applicant’s demonstrated leadership and service in the field of toxicology or closely related discipline (examples include but are not limited to elected or appointed leadership positions in local or global scientific organizations, service to scientific organizations or events within their academic institution or community; e.g., such as a judge at science fair, coordinator of a scientific seminar series, etc.). These criteria, with others listed below, are used in the award selection process.
- 1-page narrative describing the leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community (written text not to exceed 1 page with 12 pt. Times New Roman)
- 1-page narrative describing ongoing research project or research interests in the field of toxicology (written text not to exceed 1 page with 12 pt. Times New Roman);
- Two letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community. One of these letters must be from a Full, Associate, or Emeritus SOT member. In addition to some mention of scientific achievement, letters should focus on recognition of the student's/postdoc’s demonstration of leadership and service in toxicology and/or their community.
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant that includes specific descriptions of the applicant's scientific and leadership qualifications.
The awardee will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award. The intent of the monetary award is that it be used for education and/or research-related expenses, including travel to scientific conferences.
All components of the award application must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single PDF file (this includes letters of recommendation). Only 1 file per applicant will be reviewed. The name of the award must be indicated in the title field. The application must be received by the deadline or the applicant will not be considered for the award.
Students and postdoctoral applicants can only apply for one (1) WIT award.
Graduate students are eligible to receive (1) WIT award during their graduate training period.
Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to receive (1) WIT award during their postdoctoral training period.
Contact: Jessica Sapiro (email@example.com)
Award Group: SOT