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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 Jason Blum  
Deadline January 31 
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Award Title Student/Postdoc Award 
Award Description RDTSS offers awards each year for presentations made by undergraduate/graduate students or postdoctoral candidates at the Annual Meeting. Three awards are given each year, with a certificate and monetary award for each. 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 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section is not required, but encouraged. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

Presentations will be made at a special Student/Postdoc Poster session (typically Monday evening of the SOT 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 Aileen Keating  
Deadline February 15 
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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.

Awardee will be selected from among membership nominations by the RDTSS Executive Committee. Nominations should include a short narrative or list of the accomplishments upon which the nomination is based.

Winner receives: Plaque

Contact: Junior Councilor Zelieann Craig  
Deadline December 8 
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Award Title Angelo Furgiele Young Investigator Technology Award 
Award Description The Angelo Furgiele Young Investigator Technology Award Endowment Fund* will provide proceeds to be used for an award to be presented to a young investigator in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicology to purchase technological enhancements such as computer hardware, software or analytical equipment that will facilitate the conduct of research by the award recipient.

The award recipient shall be a young investigator working in a non-profit institution such as a college or university. A young investigator for this purpose is defined as an individual at an early stage of their career, including graduate students, and the individual is less than 10 years post-receipt of a doctoral degree. Recipient(s) of this award will be selected on the merits of the applicants proposed use of the award funds to impact on the applicant’s research in reproductive and developmental toxicology. The Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section will manage the recipient selection process.

The deadline for applications is November 14th, 2017. The award will be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology to the value of $7,500. The entirety of the award must be used to cover equipment cost.

The application should not exceed two pages in length, Times New Roman font, spacing 1.5 lines with 1 inch page margins. Applicants are requested to provide information on: 1) background on research project; 2) details on how the piece of equipment will enhance both the current the project and the investigators research; 3) equipment cost. Please submit your application to the RDTSS New Career Councilor Bethany Hannas

The recipient(s) will be required to provide details post-award on the technology purchased and to provide a brief update that will be presented at the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section reception at the annual SOT meeting in the year after the award is received.

*The Angelo Furgiele Endowment Fund is in the process of spending down its funds. As such, no new contributions may be accepted to this fund.  
Deadline November 14 
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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 Society of Toxicology 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 Society of Toxicology 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 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section President, Kary Thompson and Teratology Society President,Alan Hoberman 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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