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Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Awards

Deadline: October 18


The Undergraduate Diversity Program Awards provide the opportunity for promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers and faculty advisors to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program March 14-16, 2020, at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to recruit students from diverse backgrounds to graduate school in the biomedical sciences, especially toxicology. A limited number of advisors are selected to become more familiar with toxicology as a career option.

In addition to attending meeting sessions, participants in the Undergraduate Diversity Program engage in presentations and case studies across the breadth of toxicology, learn about education and career opportunities in the field and learn more about the requirements for graduate school and a research career. Students form mentoring relationships with senior toxicologists, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, meet with academic program and internship directors, and explore careers with toxicologists from universities, government, and scientific organizations.

Advisor and student awardees receive support for transportation and lodging, meals, and registration for the meeting. Each institution may nominate up to four students and two advisors.

Selection of advisors is independent of the selection of students. View Undergraduate Diversity Student Travel Awards for student application information.

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Eligibility Criteria for Advisor Award:

  • Must serve in a significant role as an advisor or mentor to students from diverse backgrounds, including those who belong to ethnic/racial groups under-represented in the sciences (for example, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American, including Alaskan or Pacific Islander) and/or from other underserved populations.
  • May be from any racial/ethnic group
  • May not have received the award in the previous two years
  • Cannot be an active or pending SOT member
Directions for Completion of Advisor Application:
  • Complete the advisor application form. Name this file “[your last name]_UDP_ADV_app.pdf”.
  • Add to the application a copy of your brief curriculum vitae (up to 3 pages).
  • Check your application for completeness. Incomplete applications and those not following guidelines may be disqualified.
  • Email the applications of all the students and advisors from your institution, plus the Institutional Cover Sheet, to SOT at Use “UDP Application” in the subject line for all materials sent. Application Deadline: 11:59 PM ET October 18, 2019.
  • Save the completed files for your records.
Advisor Application Review Criteria:
  • Role of applicant, with preference for science faculty
  • Advisor accomplishments in, and potential for, mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds, especially those from under-represented racial/ethnic groups
  • Number of student applicants to this program from your institution across multiple years or potential for future applicants
  • Evidence of the advisor’s scholarly activity
Historical Listing of Award Recipients

Award Group: SOT