Up to $112,750 is available through the 2023 SOT Supported Awards to aid research projects and training in a variety of areas:
- Up to $3,750 for graduate students to defray expenses associated with training in in vitro methods or alternative techniques to replace the use of animals in toxicological research
- Up to $10,000 for graduate students to support resources necessary for their research and/or training to increase expertise in methodologies
- Up to $15,000 and travel support for graduate students or postdocs to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems
- Up to $40,000 to support projects that can advance the use of in vitro or non-animal models in reproductive and developmental toxicology; neurotoxicology; systemic toxicology; sensitization; or acute toxicity
- Up to $44,000 for first-year postdoctoral trainees to conduct research that advances the development of alternatives to animal testing in toxicological research
Most of the SOT Supported Awards require numerous application materials, including letters of support/recommendation, budget outlines, and more—it is recommended to begin applications for these awards long before their October 9 deadline. 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—Up to $10,000
In its second year, the Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in Toxicology supplements the resources available to 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 up to $10,000 award can be used to defray research costs (e.g., reagents equipment, software), travel to scientific meetings, per diem, or related training expenses.
Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods—Up to $3,750
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.
Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology—Up to $44,000
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 their 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.
Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research—Up to $40,000
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. High priority will be given to projects that use in vitro or non-animal models in reproductive and developmental toxicology; neurotoxicology; systemic toxicology; sensitization; or (5) acute toxicity. Scientists at any stage of career progression may submit a proposal for this stipend of up to $40,000.
Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies—Up to $15,000
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.