Awards

Award Title Career Achievement Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque will be awarded to a senior investigator whose body of work represents an outstanding achievement in respiratory/inhalation toxicology.

The nomination should include:

1. a primary nomination letter on letterhead (this letter can be signed by one or multiple individuals; 3 pages max) discussing the individual’s work in advancing the field and should specifically address the following four areas:

a. breadth and depth of scientific contributions,

b. influence in the education/training/mentorship of young scientists in the field,

c. leadership and service to the field, and

d. influence on regulatory/public health decisions.



2. A curriculum vitae should also be included.

Supporting letters of nomination (no more than two will be evaluated) can be provided. Although preference will be given to Specialty Section and SOT members at large, the primary criteria for this award will be the importance of the investigator’s contribution to the field of inhalation and respiratory toxicology.

Nominations of unsuccessful candidates will be considered for two additional years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the sponsor.

A list of past recipients of the IRSS Career achievement award can be found in our annual newsletters here: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/ss/IRSS/newsreports.asp

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf.

 
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award 
Award Description Donald E. Gardner was a distinguished pioneer in the field of Inhalation Toxicology. His research helped to better understand health effects of air pollutants, thereby promoting the health of workers and the public. His mentorship of numerous individuals played a key role in their development as contributing scientists. This award is made possible by the Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

This award will be used to provide stipends to early career scientists (students, postdocs, or scientists within 10 years of advanced degree) to either 1) gain specialized training in novel/emerging inhalation toxicology methodologies by training in another laboratory, attendance at a workshop/class, or training at a core facility OR 2) to develop educational webinars on innovative methods in the fields of Inhalation and Respiratory Toxicology that will be presented to the IRSS.

The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and the monetary award.

The goal of this award is to enhance the ability of Gardner Award recipients to contribute to better understanding innovative inhalation/respiratory techniques, as well as the potential hazards/risks of inhaled materials.

Gardner Award recipients will be selected by the IRSS based on the following criteria:

1. Member of SOT (any category of membership is acceptable).

2. Enrolled in a graduate program relevant to inhalation toxicology or within 10 years of receiving advanced degree in a field relevant to respiratory/inhalation toxicology.

3. Clarity and thoroughness of application describing either:

a. The specialized training that they will undertake in the science of inhalation and respiratory toxicology, how this training is innovative, how the recipient intends to use the knowledge gained to advance the science of inhalation toxicology, and details on the training opportunity

OR

b. The webinar(s) that will be developed, why the topic(s) are valuable/innovative in inhalation/respiratory toxicology, who the target audience includes, and where the webinar will be presented (including but not limited to IRSS).

4. Monetary request is $2000 or less.

Post-award Recipient Responsibilities:

Following completion (within 6 months after activity has concluded) of the activity funded by the award, the recipient will be required to send IRSS a brief (less than 250 words) description of the impact of the award on the career development of the recipient. The impact description may be highlighted in the IRSS newsletter and at the IRSS reception during the Annual SOT Meeting.

Application instructions:

Training

1. Name of Applicant

2. Applicant contact information: (email, phone)

3. Applicant career information: Student or employment status. Please attach CV

4. Description of the training requested, with emphasis on how it is innovative (less than 300 words, not counting references)

5. Statement of how the recipient intends to use the knowledge gained to advance the science of inhalation toxicology (less than 500 words)

6. Statement from applicant’s supervisor at current institution/place of employment stating their commitment to the applicant performing the requested training

7. Host information:

a. Name and location of laboratory

b. Brief discussion of why this host/core/course was selected

c. Desired start date and duration of training

d. Letter from host/core lead/instructor indicating:

1. commitment to the training

2. brief description of availability of relevant space, equipment, supplies, training modules, etc

8. Financial request: provide specific resource categories and justification. For example, travel, per diem, supplies, etc.

Webinar

1. Name of Applicant

2. Applicant contact information: (email, phone)

3. Applicant career information: Student or employment status. Please attach the CV of the applicant.

4. Topic of Webinar and value/innovation of information to be provided. In the case of webinars with subparts, please describe subparts.

5. Lead speakers of the webinar. Include name, affiliation, and provide CVs.

6. Target audience of the webinar.

7. Where the applicant intends to present the webinar if beyond IRSS.

8. Timeline of generation of webinar and presentation.

9. Funds requested, with brief justification of needs.

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf.

A list of past recipients of the Donald Gardner award and their proposed activity can be found here: https://www.toxicology.org/endowment/Eawards/recipientsFull.asp

This award is made possible by the Donald Gardener Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Mary Amdur Student Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and cash stipend ($500) will be awarded to the student whose abstract best addresses the environmental health issues that were the focus of Dr. Mary Amdur’s career. Dr. Amdur was a pioneer in air pollution toxicology, who overcame gender, political, and scientific barriers to proclaim the potential for interactions between specific air pollutants. More information on Dr. Amdur’s career can be found here: https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/article/56/1/5/1646040

The nomination should include one pdf document that contains:

1. A copy of the abstract submitted to the Program Committee.

2. A letter of nomination from the student's sponsor.

3. A 1 page statement (single spaced, normal margins, Arial font 11) written by the applicant. The statement should include the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, and the student's role in the work. The applicant should emphasize the relationship between their work and Dr. Amdur’s career, and how Dr. Amdur’s career has inspired their career path. Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

In a given year, students can only apply to either the Mary Amdur Award or the Student Award, but not both.

Each sponsor can only nominate one student for each award category.

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf.

A list of past recipients of the Mary Amdur Student award and their research can be found here: https://www.toxicology.org/endowment/Eawards/recipientsFull.asp

This award is made possible by the Mary Amdur Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

 
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Paper of the Year Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque will be awarded to the author that applied for the award . The paper must be published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 1) prior to the annual meeting of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section at which the award will be presented.

To be eligible for the award, the awardee (author that nominated the paper) must be an SOT member; additional preference will be given to Specialty Section members. The nomination should provide:

1. A full citation of the paper,

2. A short statement (<1 page, single spaced, normal margins, Arial font 11) on letterhead of the value of the research to the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology and the originality, scientific quality, and impact of the paper.

A list of past recipients of the IRSS paper of the year award can be found in our annual newsletters here: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/ss/IRSS/newsreports.asp

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf

 
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Postdoctoral Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and cash stipend ($500) will be awarded for the best abstract presented by a postdoctoral fellow in the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology.

The nomination should include:

1. A copy of the Abstract submitted to the Program Committee.

2. A letter of nomination from the candidate’s sponsor.

3. A short statement (300 words or less) submitted by the postdoc that describes the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, and the nominee's role in the work and how this will influence their career goals.

Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

Each sponsor can only nominate one postdoc for this award category.

A list of past recipients of the IRSS Postdoc of the year award can be found in our annual newsletters here: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/ss/IRSS/newsreports.asp

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf

 
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Student Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and a cash stipend ($500) will be awarded for the best abstract presented by a student in the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology. The nomination should contain:

1. A copy of the Abstract submitted to the Program Committee.

2. A letter of nomination from the student's sponsor.

3. A short statement (300 words or less) submitted by the student. This statement should include the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, and the student's role in the work and how this will influence their career goals.

Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

Students can only apply to either the Mary Amdur Award or the Student Award, but not both.

Each sponsor can only nominate one student for each award category.

A list of past recipients of the IRSS student award can be found in our annual newsletters here: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/ss/IRSS/newsreports.asp

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle, your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf

 
Deadline December 2 
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Award Title Young Investigator Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and a cash stipend ($500) will be awarded to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of inhalation or respiratory toxicology. The recipient must be within 15 years of obtaining their highest earned degree at the time when the award is presented (this date should be indicated in the applicant’s documents submitted for the award). The nomination letter (this should be on letterhead) should summarize the candidate’s scientific contributions, including originality, creativity, and impact on the field of inhalation/respiratory toxicology and should include a curriculum vitae The nomination letter can be signed by one or multiple individuals. Secondary supporting letters are welcome but no more than 2 supporting letters will be evaluated.

Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

Nominations of unsuccessful candidates will be considered for two additional years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the nominator or the individual who is nominated becomes ineligible.

A list of past recipients of the IRSS Young Investigator award can be found in our annual newsletters here: https://www.toxicology.org/groups/ss/IRSS/newsreports.asp

Please send the Vice President-Elect of the IRSS, Laura Van Winkle your nomination packets, including all supporting documents in one pdf.

 
Deadline December 2 
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