Award Descriptions & Deadlines

Student Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

CTPVSS is dedicated to supporting research in the area of in vivo toxicology. This area of investigation includes, among others, veterinary, comparative, nutritional, environmental, and medical disciplines, and explores whole animal or other integrated system responses, as well as the development of animal models. Preference will be given to those submissions that support the mission of CTPVSS.

Applicants must be members of CTPVSS and preference will be given to applicants having long-term association with CTPVSS.

First ($500) and second ($300) prizes will be based on the best abstracts/posters. Any current graduate student whose abstract has been accepted by SOT for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting may apply by submitting the following by December 30th, of the year prior to the SOT Annual Meeting at which the presentation will be made:

1) a copy of the abstract

2) a brief discussion of the significance of the findings

3) a letter of support from their major advisor describing the role of the student in the study.

First and second place winners will be notified prior to the Annual Meeting. Electronic submission (PowerPoint file preferred but other standard formats acceptable) of the full poster will be required by February 28 before the SOT Annual Meeting. Presentation of the monetary awards will be made at the CTPVSS business meeting/reception. Awardees are expected to present their work at the CTPVSS meeting.

For questions and submissions, please contact Satya Achanta




Trainee Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

Trainees (veterinary students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fscholars) are encouraged to apply for a CTPVSS-sponsored student trainee award to attend the SOT Annual Meeting. Applicants must be individuals who are currently enrolled in a program leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM, VMD), MS, PhD, or graduated with their Veterinary Medical Degree, PhD, or MS in the year preceding the SOT meeting. Applicants must also be SOT members or have an application pending.

Applicants must be members of CTPVSS and preference will be given to applicants having long-term association with CTPVSS.

Applicants must be the first author of an SOT-accepted abstract concerning hypothesis-driven research in toxicology that presents work illustrating the integrated application of pathology (morphologic or clinical pathology) endpoints with other scientific approaches, e.g. molecular or systems biology, imaging, or in vitro-in vivo correlations, to enhance the understanding of whole animal or tissue toxicologic responses.

Applicants must also submit the following: [a] a copy of their abstract (the candidate must be the first author and the presenting author), [b] a letter (maximum two pages) describing their research project and professional goals, [c] a letter of sponsorship from an academic advisor who is a member of SOT, and [d] a CV.

Abstracts will be judged based on scientific merit and clarity of presentation. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose professional goals include the incorporation of the science of pathology in their research work.

CTPVSS Trainee Award winners will present a brief (5 minute/5 slide maximum) synopsis of their research project at the CTPVSS meeting during the SOT Annual Meeting, where they will be recognized for their accomplishment with a monetary award of $500.

This award will complement other CTPVSS awards, thus applications for multiple awards are encouraged.

Please contact Satya Achanta for additional information.




Roger O. McClellan Student Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: Roger_O_McClellan_Endowment_Fund_Student_Award.pdf  

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

Special consideration will be given to abstracts that exemplify the role of comparative medicine in evaluating the safety/risk of exposure to chemicals or physical agents.

Nominees for the Award must be individuals who are enrolled in a program leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or VMD), in post-DVM residency, or a post-DVM graduate program. The awardee must be a member of the Society of Toxicology (any level) or have an application pending. Preference will be given to members of Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary (CTPVSS) and long-term association is appreciated. The abstract must be submitted and accepted through the regular SOT submission process. This research must be hypothesis driven.

Please email applications to Satya Achanta by December 30th prior to the SOT Annual Meeting at which the presentation will be made.

The award application must include the following:

  1. a letter of recommendation from the mentor
  2. a one-page statement of the applicant’s scientific interest
  3. a current CV
  4. a copy of the submitted abstract
The awardee must attend the meeting/reception for the CTPVSS. The award winner will present a brief (5 minute/5 slide maximum) synopsis of their research. A committee appointed by CTPVSS will select award recipients. This Award will complement existing awards of this Specialty Section, thus applications for multiple awards are encouraged.

Please email Satya Achanta if you should have any questions.

This award is made possible by the Roger O. McClellan Student Award Fund, a Named Fund of the SOT Endowment. Please see the attached PDF file for a more detailed description of this award.




Charles River Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

Trainees (veterinary students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars) are encouraged to apply for a Charles River-sponsored CTPVSS supported student award to attend the SOT Annual Meeting. Applicants must be individuals who are currently enrolled in a program leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM, VMD), MS, PhD, or graduated with their Veterinary Medical Degree, PhD, or MS in the year preceding the SOT meeting. Applicants must be SOT members or have an application pending.

Applicants must also be members of CTPVSS and preference will be given to applicants having long-term association with CTPVSS.

Applicants must be the first author of an SOT-accepted abstract concerning hypothesis-driven research in toxicology that presents work illustrating the integrated application of pathology (morphologic or clinical pathology) endpoints with other scientific approaches, e.g. molecular or systems biology, imaging, or in vitro-in vivo correlations, to enhance the understanding of whole animal or tissue toxicologic responses.

Applicants must also submit the following: [a] a copy of their abstract (the candidate must be the first author and the presenting author), [b] a letter (maximum two pages) describing their research project and professional goals, [c] a letter of sponsorship from an academic advisor who is a member of SOT, and [d] a CV.

Abstracts will be judged based on scientific merit and clarity of presentation. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose professional goals include the incorporation of the science of pathology in their research work.

CTPVSS Charles River Award winners will present a brief (5 minute/5 slide maximum) synopsis of their research project at the CTPVSS reception during the SOT Annual Meeting, where they will be recognized for their accomplishment with a plaque and a monetary award of $1,000.

This award will complement other CTPVSS awards, thus applications for multiple awards are encouraged.

Please contact Satya Achanta for additional information.




STP Student Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

The CTPVSS/STP Student Award was created to encourage students interested in research and/or careers in the field of Toxicologic Pathology. The recipient will receive $500 from the CTPVSS, and a free STP Annual Meeting registration, free student membership to STP for one year, and $1,500 from STP to be used towards lodging and travel to the STP Annual Symposium, which will be held in June each year.

To be eligible to compete for this award, applicants must be individuals who are currently enrolled in a program leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM, VMD), MS, PhD, or be in a residency or other postdoctoral program in pathology or toxicology, or completed training in the year preceding the SOT meeting. Trainees in clinical and/or anatomic pathology are encouraged to apply for the award.

Applicants must be members of CTPVSS and preference will be given to applicants having long-term association with CTPVSS.

Applicants must be the first author of an SOT-accepted abstract concerning research in toxicology, pathology or a related field that presents work illustrating the integrated application of pathology (morphologic, or clinical pathology) endpoints with other scientific approaches, e.g. biomarkers, molecular or systems biology, imaging, or in vitro-in vivo correlations, to enhance the understanding of whole animal or tissue toxicologic responses. The abstract may be for either a poster or platform presentation at SOT, but a poster must be prepared by the awardee for the STP meeting.

Applicants must also submit the following: [a] a copy of their abstract (the candidate must be the first author and the presenting author), [b] a letter (maximum one page) describing their research project and professional goals, [c] a letter of sponsorship from an academic advisor who is a member of SOT or STP, and [d] a CV.

The selection for the award will be determined by a combined panel of independent SOT and STP judges and will be based on the scientific merit of the abstract, the applicant’s commitment to toxicologic pathology, CV, and recommendation.

The recipient of the CTPVSS/STP Student Award will be announced at the CTPVSS business meeting during the SOT Annual Meeting, and will be acknowledged at the STP Annual Symposium, with the monetary award presented at or immediately following the STP Annual Symposium. Awardees are expected to present their work at the CTPVSS meeting.

Please contact Satya Achanta




Best Publication of the Year

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

The award is given to a peer-reviewed publication published by SOT-CTPVSS members. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding research published by CTPVSS members. The award includes a plaque or a certificate. The award winner(s) will be determined by CTPVSS awards committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria:
• Must be a CTPVSS member (or have pending application for membership). If not a member of CTPVSS, applicants can apply for CTPVSS membership and indicate pending membership in the application.

• The applicant must be the first author (equal contribution first co-author is acceptable) or the last author on the paper submitted. If the applicant is the equal contribution first co-author, then all first author(s) will be recognized as well. If the applicant is the last author, then the first author (and equal contribution first co-author) will be recognized as well.

• The original research article published (or accepted/in-press) in peer reviewed journal between April 1st prior year to November 30th this year will be considered. Note: if the paper is accepted and not published, the letter of acceptance from journal editors is required.

• The publication should be focused on the fields of veterinary toxicology, in vivo toxicology, comparative pathology, toxico-pathology, and other relevant topics that fit within the scope and mission of CTPVSS.

Deadline for submission: December 30th

Submission Requirements: A SINGLE PDF file containing following materials should be emailed to Satya Achanta

• Section 1: One-page cover letter (single spaced, 11 size Arial font with 1” margins) describing the importance of the article and why this publication should be considered for the award.

• Section 2: A full citation of the published or accepted paper.

• Section 3: A copy of the published paper. In case of an accepted article, a copy of the official letter of acceptance from the journal must be included along with the accepted/in-press version.

For any questions please contact Dr. Satya Achanta




Outstanding Early Career Scientist

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

CTPVSS Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award will be given each year or at the discretion of the CTPVSS executive committee to an outstanding CTPVSS member. The award includes a plaque and/or a certificate of recognition.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

• This award is open for CTPVSS members. Applicants can become members of CTPVSS at the time of application if they are not members.

• Nominee must have less than 10 years of experience since obtaining their highest degree (DVM or equivalent/PhD/MD/DDS) at the time of application.

• The nominee should be actively involved in toxicology research (veterinary toxicology, ,i>in vivo toxicology, comparative pathology, toxico-pathology, and other relevant topics that fit within the scope and mission of CTPVSS) at the time of applying for this award.

• Scientists affiliated with Academia/Industry/Government/ consultancy or any other organization that’s involved in Toxicology research are eligible to apply.

Submission Requirements:

• Nominations by peers and/or self-nominations are accepted.

• The nomination letter (by self or peer) should explain the contribution of the applicant to the field of toxicology and highlight the nominee’s leadership roles in professional organizations and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT.

• A recommendation letter (in case of self-nominations) highlighting nominee’s achievements (including scientific research, leadership roles, and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT) should be submitted along with the application.

• A comprehensive CV.

• Submit the application to Dr. Satya Achanta




Outstanding Mid-Career Scientist

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

CTPVSS Outstanding Mid-Career Scientist Award will be given each year or at the discretion of the executive committee of CTPVSS to an outstanding CTPVSS member. The award includes a plaque and/or a certificate of recognition.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

• This award is open for CTPVSS members. Applicants can become members of CTPVSS at the time of application if you are not members.

• Nominee must have more than 10 years and less than 20 years of experience since obtaining their highest degree (DVM or equivalent/PhD/MD/DDS) at the time of application.

• The nominee should be actively involved in toxicology research (veterinary toxicology, in vivo toxicology, comparative pathology, toxico-pathology, and other relevant topics that fit within the scope and mission of CTPVSS) at the time of applying for this award.

• Scientists affiliated with Academia/Industry/Government/ consultancy or any other organization that’s involved in Toxicology research are eligible to apply.

Submission Requirements:

• Nominations by peers and/or self-nominations are accepted.

• The nomination letter (by self or peer) should explain the contribution of the applicant to the field of toxicology and highlight the nominee’s leadership roles in professional organizations and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT.

• A recommendation letter (in case of self-nominations) highlighting nominee’s achievements (including scientific research, leadership roles, and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT) should be submitted along with the application.

• A comprehensive CV.

• Submit the application to Dr. Satya Achanta




Lifetime Achievement Award

Deadline: December 30

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Satya Achanta

CTPVSS Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to an outstanding CTPVSS member who made exemplary contributions to toxicology. The award includes a plaque. The award will be conferred each year or at the frequency determined by the CTPVSS leadership.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

• This award is open for CTPVSS members. Applicants can become members of CTPVSS at the time of application if you are not members.

• Nominee must have more than 30 years of experience since obtaining their highest degree (DVM or equivalent/PhD/MD/DDS) at the time of application.

• The nominee should be actively involved in toxicology research (veterinary toxicology, in vivo toxicology, comparative pathology, toxico-pathology, and other relevant topics that fit within the scope and mission of CTPVSS) at the time of applying for this award. Scientists who are retired or close to retirement or in emeritus status are highly encouraged to apply for this award.

• Scientists affiliated with Academia/Industry/Government/ consultancy or any other organization that’s involved in Toxicology research are eligible to apply.

Submission Requirements:

• Nominations by peers and/or self-nominations are accepted.

• The nomination letter (by self or peer) should explain the significant contribution of the applicant to the field of toxicology and highlight the nominee’s leadership roles in professional organizations and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT.

• A recommendation letter (in case of self-nominations) highlighting nominee’s achievements (including scientific research, leadership roles, and contributions to CTPVSS/SOT) should be submitted along with the application.

• A comprehensive CV.

• Submit the application to Dr. Satya Achanta