SOT Awards

Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research

Deadline: October 9

The Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research will identify and support efforts that promote, develop, refine, or validate scientifically acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. Scientists at any stage of career progression may submit a proposal. High priority will be given to projects that use in vitro or non-animal models in one of the following research areas: (1) reproductive and developmental toxicology; (2) neurotoxicology; (3) systemic toxicology; (4) sensitization; or (5) acute toxicity.

This award consists of a plaque and a maximum cash award of $40,000, provided as a single lump sum payment, and awardees can apply for funding again.

    Criteria for award:


    Applicants will be assessed based on their capacity to conduct the described research. Applicants must work in an established laboratory or have access to a laboratory capable of performing the research detailed in the submission, and applicants will be evaluated based on level of training, experience, and competence commensurate with proposed research. The quality of past scientific publications will also be considered. Applicants do not have to be a current member of the Society of Toxicology (although if the applicant is selected to receive the award and is not a member, the awardee will apply).

    Implications for Research

    The project must clearly lie within the primary research areas defined, must have potential for advancing the field of study, and must be determined to have a future impact on experiments involving animals and the method replaces the use of animals in research.

    Research Plan's Scientific and Technical Merit

    The research plan will be evaluated based on its scientific quality and originality, the feasibility of the objectives, and the appropriateness and efficiency of the budget.

    Items needed in the application:

    1. Application face page
    2. Proposal, including (1) title of proposed project and key words; (2) abstract containing a brief description of the project in understandable terms (maximum 200 words); and (3) body of the proposal (not to exceed six pages).
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Institutional letter attesting that the applicant has access to a laboratory
    5. Budget sheet

    To determine if you are eligible to submit an application for a Colgate-Palmolive Supported Award, you should be able to answer yes to the following statements.
    In my proposed research:
    1. I will not use any animals in my research.
    2. I will not use animal sacrifice to source cells for my research.
    3. I will not use any cells derived from a human embryo.

    If you agree with all three of the statements above and meet the outlined criteria, you are eligible to submit an application. Please download the application materials and return the completed forms by the October 9 SOT Awards deadline.

    Apply by downloading application files, completing, and uploading to the SOT Awards System by selecting the Apply button on this page.

    Please mail the original application face page with official signatures to:
    Colgate-Palmolive Grants for Alternative Research
    Society of Toxicology
    11190 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300
    Reston, VA 20191

    Historical Listing of Award Recipients

    Award Group: Supported