MSBSS Awards

 

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, 2017, graduate student members (accepted or pending) of SOT, and be a member of MSBSS by the time the award is presented.

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 describing the hypothesis, background, and significance of the research, as well as the role that the applicant played in conducting the research. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins and a reference section is not required.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor.

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/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion and/or conclusions, 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 Jill Franzosa at franzosa.jill@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 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 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.

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 describing the hypothesis, background, and significance of the research, as well as the role that the applicant played in conducting the research. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins and should not include a reference section.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor.

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/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion and/or conclusions, 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 Jill Franzosa at franzosa.jill@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 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, 2016 to November 30, 2017) 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 Jill Franzosa at franzosa.jill@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 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 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 as of December 1st, 2017. 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 describing the hypothesis, background, and significance of the research, as well as the role that the applicant played in conducting the research. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins and should not include a reference section.
2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s research advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor. Letters should include a statement describing the role of the applicant in the design, execution, and interpretation of the data included 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/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion and/or conclusions, 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 Tamara Tal at tal.tamara@epa.gov
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 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