Award Descriptions and Deadlines

Vos Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Immunotoxicology

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy

An engraved plaque will be awarded to a Senior Investigator whose body of work represents an outstanding career in Immunotoxicology.

The nominator should provide a discussion of the role that the individual's work has played in advancing the field of Immunotoxicology. A curriculum vitae and bibliography should also be included. A second letter of recommendation from another investigator in the field would be helpful.

Nominees are evaluated with respect to the following criteria:

1) Contribution to the field of Immunotoxicology: depth and breadth of scientific contributions and significance of contributions for advancing the field. (weighted value = 50%)

2) Major influence in the education/training/mentorship of young scientists in the field of Immunotoxicology including training in government, industry, or academia (weighted value = 20%)

3) Leadership and service to the immunotoxicology field including involvement in the Specialty Section or other meetings/organizations related to Immunotoxicology (weighted value = 20%)

4) Influence on regulatory and risk/safety assessment decisions related to Immunotoxicology (weighted value = 10%)

Nominations of unsuccessful candidates will be considered for two additional years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the sponsor.

Final decisions will be made by the ITSS President, last three ITSS Past Presidents, the ITSS Vice President, and ITSS Vice President-Elect (Chaired by the President).

Presentation slides and a brief description of the awardee’s career accomplishments in the field of Immunotoxicology will be made by the nominator.

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy




Best Paper of the Year Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Alessandro Venosa

An engraved plaque will be awarded to the authors of the best paper in the area of Immunotoxicology, published in ANY peer-reviewed journal. The paper must have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the prior calendar year. The first publication date (either electronic or paper) will be considered the date of publication. The nomination for this award should provide a full citation of the paper and a short discussion of the value of the research to the field of Immunotoxicology. Authors may not self-nominate their own papers. Review papers are not eligible for this award.

Final decisions will be made by the ITSS Awards Committee and Senior Councilor (Chaired by the Senior Councilor).

Please submit nominations for Awards for Best Immunotoxicology Paper of the Year to: Alessandro Venosa




Outstanding Young Immunotoxicologist Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy

An engraved plaque will be awarded to the Young Investigator whose work has made significant contributions to the field of Immunotoxicology. This award is for scientists in academia, industry, or those who have had an impact on regulatory issues.

The nominee must have 10 years or less of experience since obtaining their highest degree. Exceptions to the 10 year limitation can be made if careers have been interrupted for family or health reasons, or clinical practice, etc. Reasons for the exception should be documented in the nomination letter.

Nominators are required to document the contributions of the candidate and also provide a curriculum vitae and bibliography. The depth, breadth and significance of the scientific contributions of the nominee to advancing the field of Immunotoxicology should be addressed, as well as service to the Immunotoxicology community.

All nominations of candidates that have not received the award will be retained and considered for an additional two years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the sponsor.

Final decisions will be made by the Vice President and members of the Awards Committee (Chaired by the Vice President).

Members should submit recommendations to: Berran Yucesoy




Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Alessandro Venosa

An engraved plaque and cash award ($500) will be presented to the postdoctoral trainees whose work in the field of Immunotoxicology is deserving of recognition. The award requirements are submission of a complete written version (including all graphs and tables) of an Immunotoxicology presentation to be made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Please note that manuscripts will not be accepted.

This presentation is to be accompanied by a letter of nomination from the Postdoctoral Trainee's advisor. We encourage you to take a minute to nominate your postdoctoral trainees so they can be recognized for their work.

We encourage you to take a minute to nominate your postdoctoral trainees so they can be recognized for their work.

Please submit nominations for Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee to: Alessandro Venosa




HESI Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: HESI applicable documents  

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy

The HESI Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award (engraved plaque and monetary award) will be awarded each year to a young investigator who is within five years of receiving a PhD. This cash award is provided to assist young investigators in attending SOT and presenting their research. Both US and international investigators are encouraged to apply.

The guidelines for this award are:

  1. Less than 5 years from having completed their graduate dissertation.
  2. Letter from postdoctoral advisor and/or employer indicating the individual's past contributions to Immunotoxicology (or a closely-related discipline) and potential future contributions to the discipline.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter from applicant on how attendance at SOT will contribute to their career development in Immunotoxicology.
  5. The individual must have submitted an abstract and be able to attend the Annual Meeting. The abstract must be included in the application
  6. Both US and International individuals are eligible.
  7. The individual need not be a member of SOT, but those who are members or who are in the process of becoming members will be given preferential consideration.
  8. Selection of the recipient will be made by the President, last three Past Presidents, the Vice President, and Vice President-Elect (Chaired by the President). An individual cannot be the recipient of the award more than once.

Please submit nominations for the HESI Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award to: Berran Yucesoy

This award is made possible by the Health and Environmental Science Institute Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.




Best Presentation by a Student Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Alessandro Venosa

An engraved plaque and cash award ($500) will be presented to the students whose work in the field of Immunotoxicology deserved recognition. The award requirements are submission of a complete written version (including all graphs and tables) of an Immunotoxicology presentation to be made at the SOT Annual Meeting. Please note that manuscripts will not be accepted.

This presentation is to be accompanied by a letter of nomination from the student's advisor.

We encourage you to take a minute to nominate your students so they can be recognized for their work.

Final decisions will be made by the ITSS Awards Committee and Senior Councilor (Chaired by the Senior Councilor).

Please submit nominations for Best Presentation by a Student Award to: Alessandro Venosa




Outstanding Senior Immunotoxicologist Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy

An engraved plaque will be awarded to a Senior Investigator whose work has made significant contributions to the field of Immunotoxicology. This award is for scientists in academia, industry, or those who have had an impact on regulatory issues.

The nominee must have greater than 10 years experience since obtaining their highest degree. Nominees must have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen area of Immunotoxicology and not previously been awarded the Vos Lifetime Career Achievement Award.

Nominators are required to document the contributions of the candidate and also provide a curriculum vitae and bibliography. The depth, breadth and significance of the scientific contributions of the nominee to advancing the field of Immunotoxicology should be addressed, as well as service to the Immunotoxicology community.

All nominations of candidates that have not received the award will be retained and considered for an additional two years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the sponsor.

Final decisions will be made by the ITSS President, last three ITSS Past Presidents, the Vice President, and Vice President-Elect (Chaired by the Vice President).

The nominator will submit a summary of the awardee’s accomplishments in the field of Immunotoxicology for the ITSS Newsletter following the SOT Annual Meeting.

Members should submit recommendations to: Berran Yucesoy




Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Award

Deadline: December 31

Applicable Documents: N/A

Please submit nominations to: Berran Yucesoy

This cash award will assist graduate students or postdoctoral scholars in attending an SOT Annual Meeting and presenting their research. Applicants should submit their CV, recommendation letter from their supervisor/advisor, and a brief letter describing the importance of receiving this award to travel to the SOT Annual Meeting and how it will impact their career in Immunotoxicology.

Final decisions will be made by the ITSS President, last three ITSS Past Presidents, the Vice President, and Vice President-Elect (Chaired by the Vice President).

Please submit nominations for the Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Award to: Berran Yucesoy

This award is made possible by the Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.