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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. The 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: Plaque for lead author (s) certificates for all co-authors.

Contact: Senior Councilor AtLee Watson

 
Deadline N/A 
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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 Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP).

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 BDRP 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 scholar).

Award Deadline: There are two yearly application deadlines for the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award. The submission deadline for travel to the BDRP 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, Bethany Hannas, and the BDRP Society President will serve as the Co-Chairs of the Award Committee and primary points of contact for the respective societies.

To apply for travel to the SOT Annual Meeting, please send application package to RDTSS President, Caren Villano (caren.villano@boehringer-ingelheim.com) by November 15. To apply for travel to the BDRP Annual Meeting, please send application package to BDRP@birthdefectsresearch.org by February 15 (also the BDRP Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline).

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 BDRP 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 New-Career Scientist Award  
Award Description This award is sponsored by LabCorp.

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 by a CV and one or more supporting letters from other individuals, emphasizing 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 Sarah Campion

Applicable Documents: Nomination letter, CV, Letter (s) of support  
Deadline October 9 
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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. All nominations are eligible for consideration for 3 years from the date of submission.

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 Shuo Xiao

Applicable Documents: Nomination letter, CV, Letter (s) of support  
Deadline October 9 
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Award Title Student/Postdoc Awards  
Award Description The awards are sponsored by Pfizer, Charles River, and Elsevier.

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 scholars), with a certificate and monetary award for each award.

Application materials (please email materials to the contact below): 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.

This year, electronic poster submission includes the option for a pre-recorded narration. This is highly recommended in order to be considered for this award as the judging will be virtual this year. Instructions can be found on the SOT website (https://www.toxicology.org/events/am/am2022/poster-session.asp#eposters). Once applications are received via email, further instructions will be provided for sending ePosters. The RDTSS Vice President-Elect will assemble a committee of the RDTSS membership to judge poster presentations.

Winners received: Certificates and monetary awards

Contact: Vice President-Elect Almudena Veiga-Lopez  
Deadline March 9 
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Award Title The Stephen B. Harris Mid-Career Scientist Award 
Award Description This award is sponsored by Inotiv.

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 by a CV and one or more supporting letters from other individuals, emphasizing 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, Pallavi McElroy

Applicable Documents: Nomination letter, CV, Letter (s) of support  
Deadline October 9 
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