The Society of Toxicology consists of members from more than 60 countries and is dedicated to enhancing the impact and relevance of toxicology around the globe. SOT members from around the world are involved as leaders and participate in all activities of the Society. Because of the importance of supporting the discipline of toxicology everywhere, SOT has special programs for toxicologists in developing countries identified by SOT.
To further its responsibility as a global organization, SOT has established goals to:
Organize international workshops, satellite meetings, and other mechanisms to help reach a common understanding on important global health issues for policymakers and the public.
As part of its strategy to foster its global initiatives, SOT has made available $20,000 to support activities consistent with the above goals. SOT encourages proposals that represent collaborations between SOT component groups, committees or other non-SOT toxicology organizations (e.g., IUTOX, Japanese Society of Toxicology) that also include matching funds from one of the collaboration partner groups. Matching funds are not required, but will greatly increase the competitiveness of the proposal. Proposals are competitively reviewed four times a year (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1). SOT will fund proposals up to $4,000.
To encourage the exchange of information and expertise across the world, the Society has established a number of programs designed to bring toxicologists from diverse backgrounds together.
This program funds two mid-career to senior scholar toxicologists from developing countries to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo and spend about four weeks with one or more SOT member hosts from established toxicology programs in academic, government, or industry organization(s) worldwide. The host in turn visits the scholar’s institution.
This program sends toxicologists to institutions in developing nations to conduct campus visits and increase the awareness of educational and career opportunities in toxicology. The format of the visit (formal presentation, informal discussion, or a combination) is at the discretion of the campus host and the visitors.
These awards sponsor fellowships administered by IUTOX that assist with travel of senior scientists from countries where toxicology is underrepresented to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. More information is available on the IUTOX website.
SOT will provide funding through its Sponsorship of Non-SOT Meetings program to support meetings in developing regions on topics related to toxicology and public health.