Apply for a 2022 Supported Award for Research and Training in Toxicology

By Ilona Jaspers posted 07-08-2021 13:35


SOT is pleased to partner with supporting companies to offer five Supported Awards that deliver grants and fellowships to deserving investigators to advance their research or enable training activities.

The deadline to apply for all Supported Awards is October 9. All Supported Awards have their own eligibility requirements, so applicants should read the criteria for each award closely when preparing application materials. Please direct any questions regarding these awards to SOT Headquarters.

Bristol Myers Squibb Supported Award

This is the inaugural year of the Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in Toxicology. The purpose of this award is to supplement the resources available to the academic laboratories hosting and supporting Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous American graduate students to conduct their research and training. The applicant may propose to use the funding to supplement the research they are already conducting or to develop expertise in methodologies relevant to their current research objectives. The award offers up to $10,000 to defray research costs (e.g., reagents equipment, software), travel to scientific meetings, per diem, or related training expenses.

In addition to an application, the award requires a letter of support from a research advisor/mentor, so prospective applicants are encouraged to being preparing award materials early.

Colgate-Palmolive Supported Awards

Colgate-Palmolive supports three awards aimed at advancing scholarship in in vitro and alternative methods:

  • The Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is awarded to a graduate student to enhance research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to replace the use of animals in toxicological research. The overall goal of the award is to support the replacement of currently used animal models in toxicology research and testing. The identified training should help toxicology graduate students enhance their thesis or dissertation research. The award supports up to $3,750 defray travel, per diem, training expenses, and research costs.
  • The goal of the Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology is to advance the development of alternatives to animal testing in toxicological research. The award recognizes postdoctoral trainees in their first year of study beyond the PhD, MD, or DVM who are at academic institutions, federal/national laboratories, or research institutes worldwide The fellowship takes the form of a stipend of up to $44,000 for research-related costs.
  • The Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research supports efforts that promote, develop, refine, or validate scientifically acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. Scientists at any stage of career progression may submit a proposal. A stipend of up to $40,000 may be granted.

Each Colgate-Palmolive Supported Award requires an application as well as a letter or letters of support, so those interested are encouraged to begin preparing application materials well in advance of the deadline.

Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies is presented to either a third year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee. Fellowship funding is to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The fellowship includes $15,000 in fellowship funds, travel support to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award, and travel support to a Syngenta site to present the results.

Those interested must complete an application that includes three references and letters of support, so applicants are encouraged to begin preparing materials early.