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Award Title Best Reproductive/Developmental Toxicology Paper in Toxicological Sciences 
Award Description RDTSS gives an award each year for the best paper related to reproductive and developmental toxicology in Toxicological Sciences. A committee reviews the previous year's publications and selects the best paper in each journal.

Eligibility: Papers published during the previous calendar year in Toxicological Sciences. Publication date is defined as the date the paper appears in the print form of Toxicological Sciences. Papers in the areas of reproductive or developmental toxicology are automatically eligible. Publication under the “Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology” table of contents subheading is not required. At least one author must be a member of RDTSS.

Papers are judged based on originality, scientific quality, and contribution to the field.

Winner receives: Achievement plaque to lead author, certificates to co-authors.

Contact: Senior Councilor Zelieann Craig  
Deadline January 31 
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Award Title Student/Postdoc Award Sponsored by Charles River and Pfizer 
Award Description RDTSS offers awards each year for presentations made by undergraduate/graduate students or postdoctoral candidates at the Annual Meeting. Typically, six awards are given each year (3 to students and 3 to postdoctoral fellows), with a certificate and monetary award for each award. Budget permitting, travel stipends may also be awarded to other students competing for these awards.

Application materials: A) Abstract, B) Cover letter outlining significance of work to field of reproductive toxicology, and C) Statement of SOT membership status (If not already a member of SOT, applicants must also provide documentation that they have applied for membership). Membership in the RDTSS is not required but is encouraged. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

Poster presentations will be made at a special Student/Postdoc Poster session (typically Monday late afternoon of the SOT annual meeting). See Program for details. All applicants must present a poster at the Student/Postdoc Poster session to be considered for the award.

Contact: VP-Elect Reza Rasoulpour  
Deadline February 15 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Scientific Achievement Award 
Award Description Annual award presented to an RDTSS member for lifetime achievement or for contribution of a particularly influential body of work to the field of reproductive and developmental toxicology. Additional criteria for evaluation include leadership service, impact, and mentorship.

The awardee will be selected from among membership nominations by a committee formed by the RDTSS Executive Committee. Nominations should include a short narrative or list of the accomplishments upon which the nomination is based, a CV, and letter(s) of support.

Winner receives: Plaque

Contact: Junior Councilor Pragati S. Coder  
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title Edward W. Carney Trainee Award 
Award Description Purpose: The goal of the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund is to encourage education and training in reproductive and developmental toxicology. The fund will be used to support graduate student or postdoctoral scholar travel to meetings that offer significant educational opportunities in the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, such as the annual meetings of SOT and the Teratology Society.

Eligibility: Recipients must be current graduate students or postdoctoral scholars at the time of the award submission. Individuals who are not a member of the SOT and/or the Teratology Society are eligible, but those who are or who are in the process of becoming a member will be given preferential consideration.

Submission: Submission files should include 3 documents. (1) A cover letter with personal statement describing how the current project fits into their overall thesis, training, and career goals. (2) A copy of the abstract to be presented as part of the travel award. Preferential consideration will be given to scholars that have already submitted abstracts. (3) A letter of recommendation from the student’s primary academic advisor or mentor is highly encouraged.

Judging Criteria: Award recipient(s) will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, overall impact to the fields of reproductive and developmental toxicology or teratology, and career goals in these fields. Current career status will be taken under consideration in the judging process (i.e. - graduate student vs. postdoctoral fellow).

Award Deadline: There are two yearly application deadlines for the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award. The submission deadline for travel to the Teratology Annual Meeting is February 15th and deadline for travel to the SOT Annual Meeting is November 15th. If applying for travel support to another relevant meeting, applicants should submit their application to either of the February or November deadline prior to the desired meeting.

Contact Individual(s): The SOT RDTSS President, Vicki Sutherland, and Teratology Society President, Dana Shuey, will serve as the Co-Chairs of the Award Committee and primary points of contact for the respective societies.

Disbursement and Notification Process: The Co-Chairs of the Award Committee will ensure that the winner(s) receive their award in a timely manner. It is expected that the winner(s) of the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award will be announced and/or acknowledged at the RDTSS Annual SOT Meeting Reception, the Teratology Society Annual Meeting, or at the annual meeting for which the travel award was granted, if different.

This awards is made possible by the Edward W. Carney Trainee Travel Award Endowment Fund.

 
Deadline November 15 
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Award Title The Stephen B. Harris Mid-Career Scientist Award Sponsored by Smithers 
Award Description This award recognizes an active regular member of the RDTSS for outstanding research and scientific contribution completed since graduate and/or postdoctoral training. The criteria for the award are originality, discovery, and excellence in the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology as evidenced by peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals of high caliber, teaching, mentorship, leadership, contributions to regulatory DART practice/guidelines, and/or other commensurate evidence of expertise in the field. Individuals working in academia, government, and industry will be equally eligible to compete for this award. Candidates must be between at least ten years and no more than twenty years from the date of their last formal training.

Nomination procedure: The letter of nomination should be accompanied with a CV and at least one supporting letter from other individuals which emphasize the achievements of the nominee since completion of training. The RDTSS awards committee will consider the impact of the individual contributions based on publications, teaching, leadership, mentorship, and enthusiasm/engagement in issues of significance to the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. The award will be presented at the RDTSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting.

The awardee will be selected from among membership nominations by a committee formed by the RDTSS Executive Committee and include a representative from the award sponsor. Nominations should include a short narrative or list of the accomplishments upon which the nomination is based, a CV, and letter(s) of support.

Winner receives: Plaque and monetary award

Contact: New Career Councilor, Ed Dere  
Deadline November 1 
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Award Title New-Career Scientist Award Sponsored by Covance 
Award Description This award recognizes an active, regular member of the RDTSS for outstanding research and scientific contribution completed since graduate and/or postdoctoral training. The criteria for the award are originality, discovery, and excellence in the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology as evidenced by peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals of high caliber, teaching, mentorship, contributions to regulatory DART practice/guidelines, and/or other commensurate evidence of expertise in the field. Individuals working in academia, government, and industry will be equally eligible to compete for this award. Candidates must be no more than ten years from the date of their last formal training.

Nomination procedure: The letter of nomination should be accompanied with a CV and at least one supporting letter from other individuals which emphasize the achievements of the nominee since completion of training. The RDTSS awards committee will consider the impact of the individual contributions based on publications, teaching, mentorship, and enthusiasm/engagement in issues of significance to the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. The award will be presented at the RDTSS reception at the SOT annual meeting.

The awardee will be selected from among membership nominations by a committee formed by the RDTSS Executive Committee. Nominations should include a short narrative or list of the accomplishments upon which the nomination is based, a CV, and letter(s) of support.

Winner receives: Plaque and Monetary Award

Contact: Vice President Aileen Keating  
Deadline November 1 
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