|Award Title||Distinguished Toxicologist Award|
|Award Description||The Distinguished Toxicologist Award is given each year to a toxicologist of Hispanic/Latino origin whose work exemplifies the mission of the HOT-SIG by contributing to the advancement of the field of toxicology. Scientific and/or regulatory accomplishments and/or community services will be considered during the review. The HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award consists of a beautiful recognition plaque for your laboratory or office space.
Who may apply?
Nominator – The nominator for the HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award Candidate shall be a member of SOT and/or a member of HOT at the time of nomination.
Nominee – Nominee shall be a member of HOT at the time of nomination. * self-nominations will not be accepted.
The application will be reviewed according to one or more of the following criteria:
1) Nominee’s scientific achievements in toxicology have had major impact on the field and stimulated new directions in their area of expertise.
2) Nominee’s contribution to the scientific progress of toxicology by their participation in the creation and/or implementation of regulations.
3) Nominee’s contribution to promoting their institution’s mission.
4) Nominee has been actively involved in SOT and/or HOT leadership.
5) Nominee has served in mentoring, community service, and/or at a national or international level with decision-making and/or advisory activities.
6) Nominee’s activities have had major contributions and impact on the application of toxicological sciences and on the protection and promotion of public health.
1) The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae in English (PDF format), with a complete list of achievements, including publications, scientific conferences presentations, grants, projects, awards, etc.
2) One letter of nomination that must include a detailed description of how the nominee has fulfilled or is fulfilling one or more of the criteria stipulated above. The letter should be addressed to the HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award Committee. The letter must be written in English.
To nominate a colleague for this award, please submit a complete nomination package to: HOT Awards Committee Chair Dr. Veronica Ramirez-Alcantara (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Co-Chair Dr. Jorge G. Muñiz Ortiz (email@example.com).
Deadline: Documents must be received on or before January 12th, 2023.
|Award Title||Travel Award|
|Award Description||The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) has provided Travel Awards since 2005 to outstanding students and postdoctoral trainees of Hispanic/Latino origin working in the area of toxicology research. The HOT Travel Award consists of monetary funds to help with the associated costs of presenting their research and attending the SOT Annual Meeting and a recognition plaque for your laboratory or office space.
The HOT Travel Awards are provided by funds from the HOT Endowment and HOT sponsors. HOT will give preference to first-time applicants with a high-quality research background. Previous winners may apply with the understanding that the likelihood of winning a second award may be linked to funding availability after all first-time applicant winners have been selected.
Who may apply? To apply for the HOT Travel Award, candidates must comply with the following requirements:
1) Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow.
2) Applicant must be a HOT member of Hispanic/Latino origin in good standing at the time of submitting the application.
3) Applicant must be the first author of an abstract submitted and accepted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting.
4) If awarded, the awardee must attend the SOT Annual Meeting in-person and the HOT Awards Ceremony to obtain the financial award and plaque.
a) In case the awardee is not attending the SOT Annual Meeting in-person but only online, the HOT Awards Committee will review the amount of the monetary award.
b) If there is a last-minute situation where the awardee cannot attend the SOT Annual meeting in-person, the awardee must communicate it to the Chair of the HOT Awards Committee immediately. The HOT Awards Committee will review the amount of the monetary award.
c) In case the awardee is attending the SOT Annual Meeting in-person but is unable to attend the HOT Award Ceremony, the awardee will need to communicate that to the Chair of the Awards Committee within at least 24 h of anticipation expressing the reason.
5) After the SOT Annual Meeting, the awardee will be contacted to submit a short (~1 page) article describing their research. The awardee's article will be published in the "Trainee Section" of one of the upcoming issues of the HOT newsletter, Toxenlaces.
6) The awardee must stay in communication with the Awards Committee during the processing of the award. If the awardee does not reply to the Awards Committee within the timeline, the award will be void, and the next runner-up will be considered.
Documents must be received on or before: January 10th, 2023.
Applicant must submit:
1) Copy of the complete abstract accepted by SOT.
2) Copy of the SOT email informing the acceptance of the abstract and the day and time of the presentation.
3) A letter of recommendation from a mentor (not to exceed one page); the letter must be written in English.
4) Proof of active HOT membership.
5) If the applicant is awarded, a copy of the registration to the SOT Annual Meeting as soon as the applicant has it. Failure to provide this requirement will result in a voiding award, and the next runner-up will be considered.
6) The indication that the applicant will attend the SOT Annual Meeting either in-person or online.
7) If the applicant is awarded, a copy of the flight ticket receipt as soon as the applicant has it.
Please submit a complete nomination package to: HOT Awards Committee Chair Dr. Veronica Ramirez-Alcantara (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Co-Chair Jorge G. Muñiz Ortiz (email@example.com).
Please visit https://www.toxicology.org/awards/sot/awards.aspx?AwardID=200 for more information.