CSS Awards

Award Title Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Graduate Student Endowment Award 
Award Description The CSS Officers encourage graduate students to submit their abstracts for competition for best abstract awards. To qualify, your work must be related to the field of carcinogenesis. The due date for submission is December 17th. Applicants should submit an electronic version of their abstract, a 1–2 page narrative describing their research hypothesis, background and significance, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor (not to exceed 2 pages) as a pdf document to Chad Brocker. Confirmation of receipt of the award documents will be sent to each applicant by email. While student abstracts may be submitted for multiple SOT awards, the CSS student awards will not be given to a student receiving another award for the same abstract. Graduate students who have received a First Place award from CSS within the last 3 years are also not eligible.

The First Place winner will receive the Dharm V. Singh Endowment Award. He/she will receive a plaque and check (amount TBD). Second, third and fourth place graduate student winners will receive certificates as well as checks for amounts to be determined.

Awards will be announced during the CSS meeting at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Contact: Chad Brocker  
Deadline December 17 
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Award Title Environmental Carcinogenesis Merit Award for Graduate Students 
Award Description The CSS Officers invite graduate students to submit their abstracts for competition for the newly established Environmental Carcinogenesis Merit Award. This award is made possible by the Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Fellowship Fund of the SOT Endowment. To qualify, your research 1) must be related to the field of environmental carcinogenesis and 2) integrate emerging sciences such as genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, metabolomics, microbiomics, exposomics, etc. into studies that help define mechanisms of, susceptibility to, and prevention of carcinogenesis. Applicants should submit a copy of their SOT research abstract, a copy of your current CV, a letter of recommendation from their major advisor, and a research narrative describing the hypothesis, background and significance. The narrative should be no longer than two pages not including 1-2 figures. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document to Chad Brocker before the deadline.

One graduate student will be selected and will receive $500 and a plaque.

Award will be announced during the CSS meeting at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Contact: Chad Brocker  
Deadline December 17 
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Award Title Environmental Carcinogenesis Merit Award for Postdoctoral Researchers 
Award Description The CSS Officers invite postdoctoral researchers (within their first 3 years of training) to submit their abstracts for competition for the newly established Environmental Carcinogenesis Merit Award. This award is made possible by the Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Fellowship Fund of the SOT Endowment. To qualify, your research 1) must be related to the field of environmental carcinogenesis and 2) integrate emerging sciences such as genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, metabolomics, microbiomics, exposomics, etc. into studies that help define mechanisms of, susceptibility to, and prevention of carcinogenesis. Applicants should submit a copy of their SOT research abstract, a copy of your current CV, a letter of recommendation from their major advisor, and a research narrative describing the hypothesis, background and significance. The narrative should be no longer than two pages not including 1-2 figures. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document to Chad Brocker before the deadline.

One postdoctoral researcher will be selected and will receive $500 and a plaque.

Award will be announced during the CSS meeting at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Contact: Chad Brocker  
Deadline December 17 
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Award Title James A. Swenberg Carcinogenesis Merit Award for Junior Faculty Members 
Award Description The goal of the James A. Swenberg Carcinogenesis Merit Award Fund is to encourage junior faculty members to conduct transformative mechanistic research in the field of carcinogenesis. The fund is used to recognize outstanding individuals for their cumulative contribution to advancements in understanding the mechanisms of environmental agent-associated carcinogenesis. One award will be given each year. The awardee will receive a cash award of $1,000, a plaque of recognition, and be asked to give a brief presentation of their work (~10 min) in chemical carcinogenesis at the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section Meeting/Reception during the SOT Annual Meeting.

Eligibility requirements:
• Member of the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section at the time of the award
• Holds appointment as a tenure- or research-track assistant professor in an academic institution in the United States or abroad
• Within 15 years since obtaining the highest earned degree (in the year of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology)
• Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by their peers.

Application requirements:
• Two letters of support will be required to be sent directly to the CSS contact. The applicant will need to provide the following as a pdf in this order:
• A cover letter/letter of application briefly describing significant research and contributions to the field of carcinogenesis (no more than 2 pages).
• A current curriculum vitae.

Contact Information:
All materials regarding the award should be sent to Chad Brocker by December 17th as a PDF.

Background: Carcinogenesis Specialty Section is one of the oldest specialty sections within SOT and its members have made a number of seminal contributions to the field of toxicology and the Society. The membership of this specialty section is multidisciplinary and drawn from academia, industry, and government. Current range of interests include the understanding of genetic susceptibility to disease phenotypes at the molecular, cellular, whole organism, and population level as well as understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie functional changes due to toxicology and carcinogenesis. Professor James A. Swenberg has been a longtime member of the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section. He is Kenan Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. He earned a DVM degree from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Veterinary Pathology from Ohio State University. He has been on the faculty at UNC since 1989 and a member of SOT since 1979. Professor Swenberg had a distinguished career in toxicology and his research has made seminal contribution to the field of biomarkers of DNA damage and understanding of how environmental agents may cause cancer through genotoxic mechanisms. Professor Swenberg has been a relentless promoter of scientific, service, and educational excellence in his trainees; many of them are holding faculty positions in the United States and abroad. The investment of his time, energy and wisdom into promoting junior faculty to success in academia was immense and will be recognized through this endowment fund.  
Deadline December 17 
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Award Title Postdoctoral Researcher and Young Investigator Award 
Award Description The CSS Officers encourage postdoctoral researchers and young investigators who have received their PhD within the past 3 years to submit their abstracts for competition for best abstract award. To qualify, your work must be related to the field of carcinogenesis. The due date for submission is December 17. Applicants should submit an electronic version of their abstract, a 1–2 page narrative describing their research hypothesis, background and significance, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor or supervisor (not to exceed 2 pages) as a pdf document to Chad Brocker. Confirmation of receipt of the award documents will be sent to each applicant by email.

One awardee will be selected and will receive $500 and a plaque.

Award will be announced during the CSS meeting at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Contact: Chad Brocker  
Deadline December 17 
Applicable Documents