To achieve the SOT Strategic Objective of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology, the Society of Toxicology will provide sponsorship and/or endorsement to toxicology-related meetings sponsored by other not-for-profit organizations.
To be competitive for support, program proposals should be of such merit that they would be competitive for selection for presentation at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. Thus, the proposed program should be focused on an important toxicological problem, be balanced around any controversial topics, be timely, be complete as possible with regards to coverage of relevant topics, and should involve key investigators/experts in the field. Programs also will be evaluated for endorsement or funding based on the additional criteria below. The attributes below are articulated in the Society’s Strategic Plan and are considered in the decision-making process for meeting support. However, not all of these criteria must be met. Meetings are supported that are congruent with the mission of the Society of Toxicology, as follows:
All applications must include a statement of no more than 250 words explaining the relevance of this meeting to SOT’s strategic vision of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. You are encouraged to address how the meeting is anticipated to forward increasing the impact of toxicology on human health and disease prevention.
Applications for non-SOT meetings will be reviewed quarterly and should be sent by January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement within two months from the quarterly deadlines.
The dollar value of this in-kind endorsement is approximately $2,000.
SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement or funding within two months from the quarterly deadlines. An attempt will be made to diversify sponsored meetings into the subdisciplines of toxicology. SOT Specialty Sections, Committees, Task Forces, and other groups may be asked to provide input on the scientific strength of the program, benefit to the members, and prior meeting history.
SOT reviews the character of supporters and approves receiving funding from supporters. SOT reserves the right to refuse acceptance of funds from any organization whose goals, objectives, or past actions are deemed counterproductive to those of the Society. SOT does not accept contributions from tobacco companies, nor does it permit tobacco companies to be SOT Affiliates.