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Undergraduate Faculty Research Grant

Deadline: May 1


SOT has identified the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students in toxicology as an important strategic goal. This is in alignment with the need to recruit students into professional careers in the discipline. Undergraduate research is an important tactic in achieving this strategic goal. This program will support three to five faculty grants (up to $1500 each) for training of undergraduate students through a toxicology-based research experience. Applications are reviewed by the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee.

An applicant may apply for either a Faculty Development or Faculty Research grant at a particular deadline.
Requirements include
  • Grantee will be an SOT Full or Associate member, or have a completed membership application submitted for Full or Associate membership. Confirmation of acceptance of the application and dues payment will be required for grant disbursement.
  • Grantee must be a faculty member whose time is dedicated to undergraduate students. To be eligible, grantees must 1) teach undergraduates in the classroom (where they are the instructor of record for at least one undergraduate course a year), and 2) mentor at least one undergraduate in their research lab each year. Faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions (as defined by NSF*) are especially encouraged to apply.

    *…PUIs are accredited colleges and universities (including two-year community colleges) that award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and/or Master's degrees in NSF-supported fields, but have awarded 20 or fewer PhD/DSci degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the combined previous two academic years.

  • Junior faculty (pre-tenure)
  • Robust plan for recruitment of students from historically under-represented populations
  • Applicants who have not been awarded an Undergraduate Faculty Grant in the past
Important elements contributing to a successful research application include:
  • Evidence that this grant will support a quality undergraduate toxicology research project that is ongoing or will be started no later than fall semester 2020
  • Plan for identifying and recruiting students who have expressed strong interest in pursuing research in the field of toxicology, including strategies known to be inclusive of historically under-represented students
  • Description of follow-up activities that will report on impact on student career path
Program Outcomes
  • This program will bolster undergraduate participation in toxicology research and support the professional development of undergraduate toxicology faculty.
For consideration, please complete and return the application with an updated copy of your CV or biosketch to Betty Eidemiller at SOT Headquarters ( by 5:00 PM ET Friday, March 27. Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process in April.

Award Group: SOT