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Award Title Dr. Harihara Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract Award 
Award Description

This award is made possible by the Dr. Harihara Mehendale ASIO-SIG student award endowment fund established with SOT. Multiple awards will be given each year to students of Indian origin, for their presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Each student award includes monetary award and a certificate.

The number of awards presented each year and the award winners will be determined by ASIO awards committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only graduate students of Indian origin are eligible to apply for this award.
  • Must be enrolled in the graduate program at the time of application for this award.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) in the submitted abstract. This is indicative of lead role and significant contribution of the applicant in the research work.
  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership*). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/sig/ASIO/Docs/ASIO-NonSOTMemberApplication.pdf. There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • Must have an accepted abstract or a submitted abstract (pending acceptance) for the SOT Annual Meeting. Awardees must have an abstract accepted prior to the SOT annual meeting to be eligible for receiving the award.
  • Must NOT have received an ASIO-SIG sponsored Graduate Student award more than twice in the last three years.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing the following application materials should be emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Page 1: Submitted SOT abstract for poster or platform presentation to SOT, including SOT abstract submission number. Note: If your abstract is not accepted for presentation at SOT annual meeting, your application will be automatically removed per Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Pages 2 and 3: A cover letter (up to 2 pages) from the applicant outlining the problem/research statement and the hypothesis of the research; key methods used; main findings, conclusions, and relevance to the field of Toxicology.
  • If nominee’s application is still pending, please provide their membership application as a separate attachment.

NOTE: All student applications are considered for both Dr. Desai and Dr. Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract awards. They do NOT need to apply for both separately.

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title Dr. Laxman Desai Graduate Student Best Abstract Award 
Award Description

This award is made possible by the Dr. Laxman Desai ASIO-SIG student award endowment fund established with SOT. Multiple awards will be given each year to students of Indian origin, for their presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Each student award includes monetary award and a certificate.

The number of awards presented each year and the award winners will be determined by ASIO awards committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only graduate students of Indian origin are eligible to apply for this award.
  • Must be enrolled in the graduate program at the time of application for this award.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) in the submitted abstract. This is indicative of lead role and significant contribution of the applicant in the research work.
  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership*). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/sig/asio/Docs/ASIO_Non-SOTMemberApplication.pdf. There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • Must have an accepted abstract or a submitted abstract (pending acceptance) for the SOT Annual Meeting. Awardees must have an abstract accepted prior to the SOT annual meeting to be eligible for receiving the award.
  • Must NOT have received an ASIO-SIG sponsored Graduate Student award more than twice in the last three years.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing the following application material should be emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Page 1: Submitted SOT abstract for poster or platform presentation to SOT, including SOT abstract submission number. Note: If your abstract is not accepted for presentation at SOT annual meeting, your application will be automatically removed per Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Pages 2 and 3: A cover letter (up to 2 pages) from the applicant outlining the problem/research statement and the hypothesis of the research; key methods used; main findings, conclusions, and relevance to the field of Toxicology.
  • *If nominee’s application is still pending, please provide their membership application as a separate attachment.

NOTE: All student applications are considered for both Dr. Desai and Dr. Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract awards. They do NOT need to apply for both separately.

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title Dr. Dharm Singh Postdoctoral Fellow Best Abstract Award 
Award Description

This award is made possible by the Dr. Dharm Singh ASIO-SIG Postdoctoral Fellow endowment fund established with SOT. Multiple awards will be given each year to postdoctoral fellows of Indian origin, for their presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Each postdoctoral award includes monetary award and a certificate.

The number of awards presented each year and the award winner(s) will be determined by ASIO awards committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only postdoctoral fellows of Indian origin are eligible to apply for this award.
  • Must be a postdoctoral trainee at the time of application for this award.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) in the submitted abstract. This is indicative of lead role and significant contribution of the applicant in the research work.
  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership*). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/sig/asio/Docs/ASIO_Non-SOTMemberApplication.pdf. There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • Must have an accepted abstract or a submitted abstract (pending acceptance) for the SOT Annual Meeting. Awardees must have an abstract accepted prior to the SOT annual meeting to be eligible for receiving the award.
  • Must NOT have received this award more than twice in the last three years.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing the following application material should be emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Page 1: Submitted SOT abstract for poster or platform presentation to SOT, including SOT abstract submission number. Note: If your abstract is not accepted for presentation at SOT annual meeting, your application will be automatically removed per Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Pages 2 and 3: A cover letter (up to 2 pages) from the applicant outlining the problem/research statement and the hypothesis of the research; key methods used; main findings, conclusions, and relevance to the field of Toxicology.
  • *If nominee’s application is still pending, please provide their membership application as a separate attachment.

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title Toxikon, A Preclinical Toxicology Organization; and Dr. Dharm Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) International Travel Award  
Award Description

Two (2) international awards are made possible each year by the Toxikon, A Preclinical Toxicology Organization; and Dr. Dharm Singh ASIO Award Fund established with SOT in 2014. These awards will be given each year to undergraduates, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral fellows of Indian origin from outside USA for their presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Each award includes monetary award and a certificate. The number of awards for 2022 will be decided by the ASIO Award committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow of Indian origin.
  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student or postdoctoral fellow in a university/organization outside USA at the time of applying for this award.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) in the submitted abstract. This is indicative of lead role and significant contribution of the applicant in the research work.
  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership*). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/sig/asio/Docs/ASIO_Non-SOTMemberApplication.pdf. There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • Must have an accepted abstract or a submitted abstract (pending acceptance) for the SOT Annual Meeting. Awardees must have an abstract accepted prior to the SOT annual meeting to be eligible for receiving the award.
  • Must NOT have received an ASIO-SIG sponsored award more than twice in the last three years.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing the following application material should be emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Page 1: Submitted SOT abstract for poster or platform presentation to SOT, including SOT abstract submission number. Note: If your abstract is not accepted for presentation at SOT annual meeting, your application will be automatically removed per Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Pages 2 and 3: A cover letter (up to 2 pages) from the applicant outlining the problem/research statement and the hypothesis of the research; key methods used; main findings, conclusions, and relevance to the field of Toxicology.
  • Page 4 onwards: A Current CV.
  • A letter of recommendation should be directly emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title ASIO-SOT Best Paper Award 
Award Description

The “ASIO-SOT Best Paper” award is given to a peer-reviewed publication published by ASIO-SOT members. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding research published by ASIO members. The award includes a plaque or a certificate. The award winner(s) will be determined by ASIO awards committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an ASIO member (or have pending application for membership). If not a member yet, you can apply for ASIO membership throughout the year via the following link https://www.toxicology.org/groups/sig/asio/Docs/ASIO_Non-SOTMemberApplication.pdf. There is no SOT membership requirement. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply for SOT membership, if they are not members currently.
  • The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) or the last author on the paper submitted. If the applicant is the equal contribution first co-author, then the all first author(s) will be recognized as well. If the applicant is the last author, then the first author (and equal contribution first co-author) will be recognized as well.
  • The original research article published (or accepted) in peer reviewed journal between Oct 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, will be considered. Note: if the paper is accepted and not published, the letter of acceptance from journal editors is required.
  • The publication should be focused on the fields of toxicology or related fields.

Submission Requirements:

A SINGLE PDF file containing following materials should be emailed to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Section 1: A full citation of the accepted** or submitted paper.
  • Section 2: A copy of the published paper. (**Note: In case of an accepted article, a copy of the official letter of acceptance from the journal must be included along with paper pre-print)
  • If nominee’s application is still pending, please provide their membership application as a separate attachment.

For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli

 
Deadline October 15 
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Award Title ASIO-SOT Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award 
Award Description

ASIO-SOT Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award will be given each year to an outstanding toxicologist of Indian origin. The award includes a plaque and/or a certificate of recognition.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • This award is open for toxicologists of Indian origin only.
  • Nominee must have less than 15 years of experience since obtaining their highest degree at the time of application.
  • The nominee should be actively involved in toxicology research at the time of applying for this award.
  • Scientist affiliated with Academia/Industry/Government/ consultancy or any other organization that’s involved in Toxicology research is eligible to apply.
  • Nominee must be a member of SOT and ASIO at the time of award application.

Submission Requirements:

  • Nominations by peers and/or self-nominations are accepted.
  • The nomination letter (by self or peer) should explain the contribution of the applicant to the field of toxicology and highlight the nominee’s leadership roles in professional organizations such as ASIO, SOT etc.
  • A recommendation letter (in case of self-nominations) from an ASIO member highlighting nominee’s achievements (including scientific research and leadership roles) should be submitted along with the application.
  • A comprehensive CV.
  • Submit the application to asioawards@gmail.com.

Applications of non-awardees will be kept on file and considered for award for two consecutive years. For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline October 15 
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Award Title ASIO-SOT Senior Toxicologist Award 
Award Description

The Senior Toxicologist award will be given each year to an outstanding toxicologist of Indian origin. The award includes a plaque or a certificate of recognition.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

  • This award is open for toxicologists of Indian origin only.
  • Nominee must have a more than 15 years of experience since obtaining their highest degree at the time of application.
  • The nominee should be actively involved in the toxicology research or contributed significantly to the field of toxicology.
  • Any scientist affiliated but not limited to Academia/Industry/Government/Consultant or any other organization involved in Toxicology research is eligible to apply.
  • Nominee must be a member of SOT and ASIO at the time of award application.

Submission Requirements:

Submit the application to asioawards@gmail.com

  • Nominations by peers and/or self-nominations are accepted.
  • The nomination letter (by self or peer) should explain the contribution of the applicant to the field of toxicology and highlight the nominee’s leadership roles in professional organizations such as ASIO, SOT etc.
  • A letter of recommendation (in case of self-nomination) from an ASIO member highlighting nominee’s achievements (including scientific research and leadership roles) should be submitted along with the application.
  • A comprehensive CV.

Applications of non-awardees will be kept on file and considered for the award for two consecutive years. For any questions please contact Adhithiya Charli.

 
Deadline October 15 
Applicable Documents