ToxScholar Funding Applications Due January 15

By B Paige Lawrence posted 12-15-2022 12:13

Keith Rogers discussed his research and careers
in toxicology at Oakwood University.

Are you passionate about toxicology? Did you know that you can get support for sharing your experience in our exciting field with undergraduate students through the ToxScholar Outreach Grant program? If you are planning to speak to a primarily undergraduate audience about toxicology and careers in toxicology, you can apply for funds. The next deadline is January 15, 2023.

SOT members are eligible for funding to support increased toxicology dissemination to undergraduate audiences, wherever in the world they may be. Students in associate’s and bachelor’s programs often do not have the opportunity to learn about toxicology and the diverse career opportunities related to the discipline. SOT will reimburse expenses according to SOT expense reimbursement and ToxScholar guidelines. You may request up to $500 for travel inside the country in which you live/work. Also, a ToxScholar from one country who goes to a country included in the SOT Global Economy Support Program may request up to $1250. Allowable expenses include direct event expenses, such as food and beverages for the undergraduates who attend, and/or travel costs for the ToxScholar.

Speakers Tim McMahon (left) and
Bill Beierschmitt (right) presented insights
into their toxicology careers with the
federal government to students
at Mount St. Mary’s University.

In this past year, ToxScholar visits have included institutions within the US and Puerto Rico, as well as some upcoming visits in Peru and Ecuador. Presentations were in person unless otherwise noted. Two ToxScholars shared blogs about their experience, and those links are provided.

  • Oakwood University, AL, Keith Rogers
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC, Jeffry Ambroso, Brandiese Beverly, and Schantel Bouknight (virtual panel), and Michael Peterson
  • Universidad Del Estés, Carolina, PR, Ofelia Olivero
  • Cuesta Community College, CA, Ofelia Olivero (virtual)
  • Mount St. Mary’s University, MD, William Beierschmitt and Timothy McMahon

Two ToxScholar visits will occur in December.

  • Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru, Evelyn Reategui Zirena
  • Universidad Estatal Amazónica, Ecuador, Federico Leonardo Sinche Chele

For inquiries about the program, contact SOT Headquarters.