MSBSS Awards

 

Award Title Molecular and Systems Biology SS Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award 
Award Description The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award. Applicants must have completed a PhD (or equivalent degree, e.g. MD or DPhil), be a postdoctoral member (accepted or pending) of SOT, and be a member of MSBSS by the time the award is presented. The research reported in the abstract must have been conducted while the author was engaged in a mentored postdoctoral research position, although the author may or may not still be in the position at time of the meeting.

Applications should include:
1.) A PDF document submitted by the applicant that includes a copy of the abstract that they submitted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting and a two-page narrative that contains a paragraph on the problem the research addresses and the hypothesis of the work; a paragraph on the methods used and main findings of the work; a paragraph on the major conclusions and relevance to the field of Molecular and Systems Biology Toxicology; and a paragraph explicitly stating the applicant’s direct contributions to the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract. Data or research design visualizations that help convey the research are highly encouraged. The narrative should be formatted in single spaced 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. A reference section is not required.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor. The letter should include statements regarding the applicant’s direct contributions the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract.

The winner will receive a $750 award and an engraved plaque during the MSBSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting. The winner will also be invited to give a talk in a webinar hosted by MSBSS later in the year.

Applications will be judged on their relevance and novelty to molecular or systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion of findings, and the advisor letter.

Applicants: please name the abstract/narrative file “applicant’s surname_MSBSS Postdoctoral Award” and put “MSBSS Postdoctoral Award” in the subject line of the email.

Advisors: Please name the letter of reference file “student’s surname_MSBSS Postdoctoral Award Letter” and put “MSBSS Postdoctoral Award Letter” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions should be made by email to Tamara Tal at tal.tamara@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 at 11:59PM

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 1 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Paper of the Year Award 
Award Description The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Paper of the Year Award. This award highlights one outstanding paper that integrates molecular biology and/or systems biology to toxicology research and/or risk assessment. Applicants must be members of SOT (accepted or pending) and members of MSBSS by the time the award is presented.

The paper must be a primary manuscript published (electronic or print) in a peer-reviewed journal during the 12-month period (December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018) prior to the award application deadline. The award applicant should be the paper’s first author and must be a member of MSBSS by the time the award is given. Papers can be self-nominated or nominated by other MSBSS members.

Applicants: Submit a single PDF document that includes a one-page narrative describing the impact of the paper on the field and the role that the first author played in conducting the research, which should be followed by a PDF version of the paper. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins and should not include a reference section. Applications will be judged on their relevance and/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion, and overall manuscript quality.

The first author of the selected paper will receive a $750 award and both the first and senior authors will receive an engraved plaque at the MSBSS reception during the Annual Meeting. The first author will also be invited to give a talk in a webinar hosted by MSBSS later in the year.

Submissions should be made by email to Tamara Tal at tal.tamara@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 at 11:59PM

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 1 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Molecular and Systems Biology SS Undergraduate Research Award 
Award Description The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Undergraduate Student Research Award. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited institution and hold undergraduate affiliate status in SOT by the time of the meeting. Awardees must also attend the undergraduate program on the first day of the 2018 SOT Annual Meeting. Trainees with less than one year of post-baccalaureate research experience may also apply.

Applications should include:
1.) A PDF document submitted by the applicant that includes a copy of the abstract that they submitted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting and a two-page narrative that contains a paragraph on the problem the research addresses and the hypothesis of the work; a paragraph on the methods used and main findings of the work; a paragraph on the major conclusions and relevance to the field of Molecular and Systems Biology Toxicology; and a paragraph explicitly stating the applicant’s direct contributions to the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract. Data or research design visualizations that help convey the research are highly encouraged. The narrative should be formatted in single spaced 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. A reference section is not required.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor. The letter should include statements regarding the applicant’s direct contributions the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract.

At least one award will be given and the winner will receive a $250 award and an engraved plaque at the MSBSS reception during the SOT Annual Meeting.

Applications will be judged on their relevance and novelty to molecular or systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion of findings, and the advisor letter.

Applicants: please name the abstract/narrative file “student’s surname_MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award” and put “MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award” in the subject line of the email.

Advisors: Please name the letter of reference file “student’s surname_MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award Letter” and put “MSBSS Undergraduate Student Award Letter” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions should be made by email to Kari Sant at karilyn.sant@gmail.com
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 at 11:59PM.

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 1 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Molecular and Systems Biology SS Graduate Student Research Award 
Award Description The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Graduate Student Research Award. Applicants must be full-time graduate students as of December 1st, 2018, graduate student members (accepted or pending) of SOT, and be a member of MSBSS by the time the award is presented. The research reported in the abstract must have been conducted while the author was engaged in a mentored graduate research position, although the author may or may not still be in the graduate position at time of the meeting.

Applications should include:
1.) A PDF document submitted by the applicant that includes a copy of the abstract that they submitted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting and a two-page narrative that contains a paragraph on the problem the research addresses and the hypothesis of the work; a paragraph on the methods used and main findings of the work; a paragraph on the major conclusions and relevance to the field of Molecular and Systems Biology Toxicology; and a paragraph explicitly stating the applicant’s direct contributions to the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract. Data or research design visualizations that help convey the research are highly encouraged. The narrative should be formatted in single spaced 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. A reference section is not required.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor. The letter should include statements regarding the applicant’s direct contributions the conception of the idea, experimental design, and execution and analyses of the data represented in the abstract.

Three awards will be made: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Awardees will receive a check (1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $100) and engraved plaque during the MSBSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting. All three awardees will be invited to give a talk in a webinar hosted by MSBSS later in the year.

Applications will be judged on their relevance and novelty to molecular or systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion of findings, and the advisor letter.

Applicants: Please name the abstract/narrative file “student’s surname_MSBSS Graduate Student Award” and put “MSBSS Graduate Student Award” in the subject line of the email.

Advisors: please name the letter of reference file “student’s surname_MSBSS Graduate Student Award Letter” and put “MSBSS Graduate Student Award Letter” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions should be made by email to Kari Sant at karilyn.sant@gmail.com
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 at 11:59PM

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 1 
Applicable Documents