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Mechanisms SS Postdoctoral Student Travel Award

Deadline: October 18


The Mechanisms Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology is pleased to announce a competitive travel award to support the travel of two postdoctoral fellows (up to $500 each) to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

For consideration as a candidate for an award:

1) An abstract must have been submitted to the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting with the postdoctoral fellow as the presenting author. Submission process and required documentation:
  1. The applicant should send 1) A copy of the submitted abstract and 2) a short statement discussing the perceived impact of the research on the field of toxicology (no more than 150 words) electronically as separate pdf files to no later than October 18, 2019. In the subject line, please put “PD_travel_applicantlastname”. For example: PD_travel_Smith.
  2. Two letters recommending the postdoctoral fellow and the research project must accompany the abstract. One letter must be from the postdoctoral fellow’s mentor and should specifically state the role and contribution of the fellow in the completion of the work, especially when there are multiple authors. Letters should be addressed to the Mechanisms SS Leadership at In the subject line, please put “LOS_PD_travel_applicantlastname.” For example: LOS_PD_travel_Smith.
  3. If not a member themselves, the postdoctoral fellow may be sponsored for this award by any person who is a member of the Mechanisms Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. In this case, it is anticipated that one of the letters of recommendation will be from a member of the Mechanisms Specialty Section, and sponsorship noted in the letter.
Selection of the awardees will be based on the strength of the mechanistic focus of their research, abstract quality, short impact statement, and letters of recommendations. Recipients will be announced at the Mechanisms Specialty Section business meeting at the SOT Annual Meeting and will receive a certificate and cash award. Any questions concerning this award should be directed to

Award Group: SOT

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