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Award Title Distinguished Chinese Toxicologist Award  
Award Description This Award is to honor an established toxicologist of Chinese ethnic origin who is preferably a member of the AACT. The awardee will be chosen by the AACT Award Committee as someone who is deemed to have contributed significantly to the science of toxicology and is exemplary in his/her professional life. One award is given each year and will be presented with a plaque and monetary award (value $500).

Criteria for award:
  1. Must be nominated by a minimum of two AACT members, with consent of the nominee. Each nominating member should submit a recommendation letter stating the major merits of the nomination;
  2. Must be an SOT member;
  3. Does not have to be a member of AACT SIG, although it is strongly encouraged;
  4. Must provide a curriculum vitae
  5. Can not be a current member of the AACT Board
Detailed criteria for this award can be found in document linked below.

Winner of the award is required to attend to the SOT Annual Meeting to receive the award and present a 20 minute lecture.

Items needed for application:
  1. Nomination letters from at least two AACT members.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact: Xiaoqing Guo Alternate Contact: Dongying Li  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents Criteria for Distinguished Chinese Toxicologist Award    
 
Award Title JOINN Biomere Outstanding Young Toxicologist Award of AACT 
Award Description The Outstanding Young toxicologist Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the toxicology field in the early stage of their career in academia, industry, or government. Peer- and self-nominations are both welcomed. The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award (value $500). The intent of the monetary award is that it be used for education and/or research-related expenses, including travel to scientific conferences.

Criteria for award:
  1. Must have 15 years or less of experience since obtaining his/her highest degree; exceptions to the 15 year limitation can be made if careers were interrupted due to health reasons, family responsibilities, or related situations (reasons for the exception should be documented in the nomination letter).
  2. Must be an AACT member.
  3. Must provide a curriculum vitae.
  4. Cannot be a current member of the AACT Board.
Items needed for application:
  1. Summary of the candidate’s scientific contributions, including originality and impact on advancing the field of toxicology.
  2. At least two, but no more than three, letters of recommendation describing the nominee’s significant contributions to toxicology.
  3. CV listing is not sufficient without analysis and discussion of the important contributions and how the nominee meets the award criteria.
Contact: Xiaoqing Guo Alternate Contact: Dongying Li  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award  
Award Description The Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund was established with an initial generous gift from Dr. Frank C. Lu, a Charter member of the SOT, in memory of his wife, Jean Lu. The fund was created to provide a lump sum scholarship each year to a Chinese student (having been born in China or, if born in the United States, having one or more parents of Chinese descent), who is interested in graduate training in toxicology. This SOT Named Endowment Fund is aligned with the American Association of Chinese in Toxicology, an SOT Special Interest Group.

This award shall be given to one SOT graduate student members (current or pending) engaged in full-time graduate study towards a PhD in toxicology who has demonstrated academic achievement in the field of toxicology and has provided leadership and service in his/her chosen field and/or community. Applicants for the award are not precluded from applying for travel support or other SOT awards. The Award Committee's evaluation is based exclusively on scholastic achievement, demonstration of leadership, relevance of thesis to toxicology, and letters of recommendation. Finalists may be interviewed by phone prior to selection of the award winner. Nominees who are not yet AACT members are strongly encouraged to join AACT.

Two awards will be given each year. Each recipient will be awarded a plaque and cash stipend (value $500) to be used for tuition payment and/or other education and research-related expenses, including travel.

This award is made possible by the Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund of the SOT Endowment. Winner of the award is required to attend the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting to receive the award.

Criteria for award:
    1. Chinese student (having been born in China or, if born in the United States, having one or more parents of Chinese descent),
    2. Enrolled in PhD program in the discipline of toxicology
    3. Current or pending SOT student member
    4. Advanced to candidacy for the PhD at the time of application
    5. Relevance of work to toxicology
    6. Has an accepted abstract for the SOT Annual Meeting in which the award is given
    7. Scholastic achievement
    8. Demonstrated leadership (professionally and/or in the community)
Items needed for application:
  1. 1–2 page narrative describing research hypothesis, background, and significance
  2. Transcripts of current graduate study
  3. Letter of support from sponsor and second letter of support (one of which should be written by a member of SOT)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Must attend the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting to receive the award.
Contact: Xiaoqing Guo Alternate Contact: Dongying Li

This award is made possible by the Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title AACT and InnoStar Best Abstract Awards  
Award Description AACT offers student awards each year for presentations made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Three awards are given each year, with a plaque and monetary award for each ($500 first prize, $300 second prize, $200 third prize)

The requirements/criteria for the award include that the Applicant:
  1. Must be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow of Chinese descent (having one or more parents of Chinese descent);
  2. Must be an SOT member and AACT-SIG member;
  3. Must have an accepted abstract at the next upcoming SOT Annual Meeting;
  4. Must not have already received an AACT-SIG award this year and can not be the winner of another AACT award in the next year
Submission requirements:
  1. Abstract, including SOT Abstract Number (Microsoft Word File)
  2. Letter of support from applicant’s sponsor indicating the role of the applicant and independence conducting the research
  3. Cover letter from the applicant outlining significance of work to field of toxicology
Contact: Xiaoqing Guo Alternate Contact: Dongying Li.  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents