Supplemental Training for Education Program

Six Awards Available

per year for Doctoral Scholars

About STEP Awards

The SOT is addressing the diversity in preparation required for entry of graduate students into the modern workforce by offering Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP). This program will enable outstanding doctoral students to pursue training in identified areas of professional/scientific development that are necessary for them to achieve their career goals but outside the immediate scope of their graduate training and research program.

A strong application will propose participation in a workshop or event that clearly addresses unmet needs to elevate the applicant’s probability of achieving the planned career track. The Education and Career Development Committee (ECDC) will give priority to students proposing activities/courses distinct from those offered by their home institution.

You can view reports by past STEP awardees on the SOT blog.

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Samples of Training Opportunities

SOT does not endorse the options listed below, but experiences such as these are similar to those that might be proposed. The SOT Calendar of Events may also be a source to find relevant experiences.