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Molecular and Systems Biology SS Molecular and Systems Biology Undergraduate Research Award

Deadline: December 1


The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Undergraduate Student Research Award. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited institution and hold undergraduate affiliate status in SOT as of December 1st, 2017. Awardees must also attend the undergraduate program on the first day of the 2018 SOT Annual Meeting. Trainees with less than one year of post-baccalaureate research experience may also apply.

Applications should include:
1.) A PDF document submitted by the applicant that includes a copy of the abstract that they submitted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting and a two-page narrative describing the hypothesis, background, and significance of the research, as well as the role that the applicant played in conducting the research. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins and should not include a reference section.
2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s research advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor. Letters should include a statement describing the role of the applicant in the design, execution, and interpretation of the data included in the abstract.

At least one award will be given and the winner will receive a $250 award and an engraved plaque at the MSBSS reception during the SOT Annual Meeting.

Applications will be judged on their relevance and/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion and/or conclusions, and the advisor letter.

Applicants: please name the abstract/narrative file “student’s surname_MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award” and put “MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award” in the subject line of the email.

Advisors: please name the letter of reference file “student’s surname_MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award Letter” and put “MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award Letter” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions should be made by email to Tamara Tal at
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 at 11:59PM.

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

Award Group: SOT

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Tamara Tal