SOT Awards

Women in Toxicology SIG Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Deadline: October 18

The Outstanding Young Investigator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field toxicology in the early stage of their career. The recipient must have 15 years or less of experience since obtaining his/her highest degree. Exceptions to the 15 year limitation can be made if careers were interrupted due to health reasons, family responsibilities, or related situations. Reasons for the exception should be documented in the nomination letter.


Peer- and self-nominations are both welcomed. Nominees must be:

  • Associate or Full Members of SOT
  • Member of the Women in Toxicology SIG


Required application components (listed below) should include key contributions to the field, and career milestones/accolades. These criteria, with others listed below, are used in the award selection process.


  • Summary of the candidate’s scientific contributions, including originality and impact on advancing the field of toxicology
  • At least two, but no more than three, letters of recommendation describing the nominee’s significant contributions to toxicology. CV listing is not sufficient without analysis and discussion of the important contributions and how the nominee meets the award criteria
  • Curriculum vitae


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 as a single PDF file. 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.


Applications will remain on file and be considered for 3 consecutive years. Applicants are encouraged to update their application during this period.


Contact: Judith Zelikoff (

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



Judith Zelikoff