FSSS Awards

FSSS gives out several awards during the FSSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting every year.

Historical Listing of the FSSS Award Recipients

Award Title Burdock Group Travel Awards 
Award Description Award Description
The award will be provided to a qualified full‐time graduate student attending the SOT 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Baltimore, Maryland with research interests in the toxicology of food and food ingredients.  Students early in their graduate training who have not attended an SOT Annual Meeting are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submission documents to include:
  • A very brief essay discussing the student’s research and training and how it related to food safety/toxicology (1/2 page or less).
  • A letter from anyone in the toxicology department, indicating the student is enrolled and in good standing in a masters or doctoral training program in toxicology or related program (and not possessing another doctoral level degree).  Post‐doctoral trainees are not eligible, nor are previous awardees.
  • A list of any other travel award(s) received for this meeting or previous meetings.
  • Proof of full‐time graduate or undergraduate status (scanned copy of student ID is sufficient).
  • The awardee must be present at the FSSS meeting to accept the award in person and grants permission for his/her image to appear in the Burdock Group newsletter and/or marketing materials.
Recipient Receives
  • Up to $600 per student to cover meeting expenses not met by other funding or travel awards.
  • Recognition plaque commemorating the event.
  • Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons, Eighth Edition textbook, in which Dr.Burdock co‐authors the chapter on Food Toxicology.
Rosalind Rivera, Marketing Coordinator

Deadline February 15 
Applicable Documents  
Award Title Frank C. Lu Student Award 
Award Description For one meritorious graduate student abstract presented at the SOT Annual Meeting (graduate students in their later years of training are urged to apply); abstracts will be judged on methodology/approach, uniqueness/creativity inherent in the project, thoroughness of investigation, hypothesis, soundness of judgement used in interpreting results, and relevance to food safety.

Requirements: Application should include a copy of your submitted abstract and short summary of work to be presented, with purpose, rationale, and statement of significance and relevance to food safety (two page max; 10 point font size), statement on student’s role in project (three sentences), and signatures of student and primary research advisor.

Winner receives: $600 and a recognition plaque.

Contact: Logeswari Ponnusamy

This award is made possible by the Frank C. Lu Food Safety Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline January 27 
Applicable Documents