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-Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology SS Graduate Student Poster Award 

-Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate Poster Award 

-Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology SS Trainee Conference Endowment Award 

-Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award 


Award Descriptions

Award Title Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award 
Award Description The “Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award” recognizes NTSS members who have made important high-impact scientific, regulatory or service contributions to our field. This award has been previously designated as “Distinguished Investigator” and “Distinguished Service” awards from NTSS. The Award will be made whenever a deserving individual is identified, but is not routinely given at any specified intervals.

Contact: Lucio Costa Deadline: January 15, 2021
Award: Engraved Plaque
An NTSS Distinguished Award Committee will be appointed each year to review the nominations and determine if an award will be made. Nominations will be considered up to 4 years.

The nominee must be a member, or retired member of NTSS, who has made significant scientific, regulatory OR service contributions over a sustained period of time (>15 years post-training) that have had major impact to the field of Neurotoxicology. In addition to an engraved plaque, the awardee will give a brief speech about their experience as a neurotoxicologist at the annual meeting. More detailed information can be found in the link “Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award Criteria and Process for Selection”. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Investigator or Service Award were Dr. Toshio Narahashi (2001), Dr. Peter Spencer (2002), Dr. Bernard Weiss (2003), Dr. Herbert Needleman (2006), Dr. Joan Cramner (2008), Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta (2017) Dr. William Atchison (2018), and Dr. Michael Aschner (2020).

View all NTSS Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award Recipients  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents Distinguished Neurotoxicologist Award Criteria and Process for Selection 2021    
 
Award Title Toshio Narahashi Graduate Student Poster Competition Award 1st Prize Sponsored by Battelle 
Award Description Eligibility Requirements: Graduate students must be in attendance at the SOT Annual Meeting; the trainee must be a student member of SOT and NTSS (or show evidence of application) and meet the SOT criteria for classification as a graduate student at the time of the Annual Meeting. Graduate students giving platform presentations at the Annual Meeting are also eligible if they prepare a poster summarizing their talk. Advisors or mentors who are not members are strongly encouraged to join NTSS.

Submission Requirements: An extended abstract and a letter of support from the graduate student's advisor outlining the graduate student's independence and role on the research should be submitted to Lucio Costa, Chair of the NTSS Student and Postdoctoral Awards Committee, by February 21, 2021. The extended abstract should consist of the abstract originally submitted to SOT, a 2-4 sentence description of the impact of the research, up to one page of key figures or data, and a 3-5 sentence conclusion (total of 3 pages). The extended abstracts will be reviewed by a committee prior to the meeting and will comprise 50% of the score. The remaining portion of the score will be based on the face-to-face interviews at your posters on Monday late afternoon. At this point, we anticipate at least 3 judges will evaluate each poster.

Awardee Receives:In addition to recognition plaques for each winner, monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Awardee will be announced at the annual NTSS Social/Business Meeting at the SOT Annual meeting.

Deadlines: February 21, 2021 (abstract and letter submission)

 
Deadline February 21 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology SS Trainee Conference Endowment Award 
Award Description Goal of the Award: An award stipend of $800.00 will be provided to deserving trainees to help defray travel expenses associated with attending the SOT Annual Meeting. The goal is to support the attendance of meritorious trainees in Neurotoxicology to the SOT meeting by relieving potential financial barriers for travel. Scientific merit and commitment from the trainee’s mentor to assist in covering the balance of travel expenses not covered by the award will be key criteria used in the decision process. Awards will be announced in advance of the meeting and attendance at the meeting is mandatory upon acceptance of the award.

The Application: The application form contains two components (PART A and PART B).

PART A is completed by the Trainee to be sent in as a single PDF file to Jason Cannon with the other requested components. Specifically, the Trainee’s single PDF Application File contains: 1) The application form PART A, 2) The abstract submitted to SOT, 3) Proof of abstract acceptance (a PDF file of the abstract acceptance email sent from SOT), and 4) the Trainee’s CV. In the event that the travel award deadline (January 15, 2021) occurs before SOT announces the acceptance of abstracts, the proof of acceptance must be provided by email to Jason Cannon as soon as the decision has been made by SOT. Awards cannot be made without proof of abstract acceptance.

PART B is completed by the mentor and sent in separately.

PART A: To be filled out by the AWARD APPLICANT.

I. Applicant Information
1) Trainee full name, institutional affiliation, email, and phone contact information.
2) Name of mentor.
3) Position: identify whether you are an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate student or postdoctoral fellow and how long you have been in this position. For students include your estimated graduation date; post-baccalaureates include how long since degree; post-docs include how many years post PhD have you been a postdoc, what year of your current post-doc you are in, and how long you anticipate being in this position.

II. Scientific/Academic Merit
Provide a brief summary of your research topic area and how your research will impact the field of neurotoxicology (5-6 sentences).

III. Past Experience
1) How many meetings do you typically attend and/or present at each year?
2) How many times have you attended the annual SOT meeting before?
3) What is the primary conference that you attend each year?

IV. Statement of Need/Supporting Information
1) How is your work/schooling currently funded?
2) Why do you want to attend this meeting (2-3 sentences)?
3) How will this award impact your ability to attend (2-3 sentences)?

The completed application forms for PART A should not exceed 1 page.

Trainees: Submit your application in a single pdf file to Jason Cannon by January 15, 2021 in the following order: 1) The application form PART A, 2) The abstract submitted to SOT, 3) Proof of abstract acceptance (a PDF file of the abstract acceptance email sent from SOT), and 4) the Trainee’s CV.

PART B: To be filled out by the APPLICANT’S MENTOR.
Submit under a separate cover to Jason Cannon by COB January 15, 2021


Content of support letter:
1) Mentor name, institutional affiliation and email.
2) Trainee name, position and length of time in this position.
3) An evaluation of the trainee’s qualifications for the NTSS Toshio Narahashi Conference Award in terms of research quality, academic merit, and existing financial barriers to travel. Include a specific statement on why this trainee should receive this award and how they will benefit from attendance at the annual SOT meeting.
4) How many members of your research team and what percentage of your team will be attending the annual SOT meeting in 2021?
5) If this trainee wins this award, do you commit to providing financial support for the balance of travel expenses incurred by the trainee to ensure attendance at the annual SOT meeting?  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents pdf    
 
Award Title Toshio Narahashi Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate Poster Competition Award 1st Place Sponsored by Elsevier 
Award Description Eligibility Requirements: Postdoctoral Fellow/Associates must be in attendance at the SOT Annual Meeting; the fellow/associate must be a postdoctoral member of SOT and NTSS (or show evidence of application) and meet the SOT criteria for classification as a postdoctoral fellow/associate at the time of the Annual Meeting. Postdoctoral Fellows/Associates giving platform presentations at the Annual Meeting are also eligible if they prepare a poster summarizing their talk. Advisors or mentors who are not members are strongly encouraged to join NTSS.

Submission Requirements: An extended abstract and a letter of support from the fellow/associate's advisor outlining the fellow/associate's independence and role on the research should be submitted to Lucio Costa, Chair of the NTSS Student and Postdoctoral Awards Committee, by February 21, 2021. The extended abstract should consist of the abstract originally submitted to SOT, a 2-4 sentence description of the impact of the research, up to one page of key figures or data, and a 3-5 sentence conclusion (total of 3 pages). The extended abstracts will be reviewed by a committee prior to the meeting and will comprise 50% of the score. The remaining portion of the score will be based on the face-to-face interviews at your posters on Monday late afternoon. At this point, we anticipate at least 3 judges will evaluate each poster.

Awardee Receives: In addition to recognition plaques for each winner, monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. The awardee will be announced at the annual NTSS Business Meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

Deadlines: February 21, 2021 (abstract and letter submission)

 
Deadline February 21 
Applicable Documents  
 

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