Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Awards
Deadline: October 15
The Undergraduate Diversity Program (UDP) Awards provide the opportunity for promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program March 26–28, 2022, at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to recruit students from diverse backgrounds to graduate school in the biomedical sciences, especially toxicology. SOT is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its activities. We assert that diversity and inclusiveness include many factors and embracing diversity and optimizing inclusion maximizes the range of creativity and innovation in our Society and our science.
In addition to attending Annual Meeting sessions, participants in the Undergraduate Diversity Program engage in presentations and case studies across the breadth of toxicology, discover education and career opportunities in the field, and learn more about the requirements for graduate school and a research career. Students form mentoring relationships with senior toxicologists, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, meet with academic program and internship directors, and explore careers with toxicologists from universities, government, industry, and other scientific organizations.
SOT also offers the Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Awards for undergraduate faculty who are not SOT members to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program March 26-28, 2022, at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.
Eligibility Criteria for Student Award:
- US citizen or US permanent resident
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate courses
- Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution at time of application and in March 2022
- Recommendation from an advisor at your institution
- Have not previously received the award
- Preference: sophomore or junior standing
In addition, at least one
of the Group B criteria is required:
- Member of an ethnic/racial group underrepresented in the sciences (for example, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American including Alaskan or Pacific Islander)
- First generation college student
- Received a Pell grant as part of a financial aid package
- Attend an undergraduate institution that does not confer graduate degrees in biomedical disciplines; students at graduate degree-granting institutions are eligible if they meet any of the other Group B criteria
- Member of an underserved population (for example, comes from 1) a social, cultural, or educational environment that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge and abilities necessary to develop or participate in a research career and/or 2) a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds for the locale in which the family/applicant resides)
Note: The previous restriction of no more than four applications from one institution has been removed.
Directions for Completion of Student Application: