Honor an Inspiring Educator or Mentor by Making an SOT Award Nomination

By Joshua Gray posted 08-04-2022 11:01


Recognizing the importance of educators and mentors, SOT Awards honor individuals who excel in these areas through the SOT Education Award, SOT Toxicologist Mentoring Award, or SOT Undergraduate Educator Award. While the Undergraduate Educator Award recognizes faculty members in academia, the Education Award and Toxicologist Mentoring Award are open to individuals in any sector that have contributed to the growth of students or early-career scientists.

Please help recognize an individual who gives their time and energy to fostering a love a toxicology in burgeoning researchers by making a nomination for one of these awards.


2022 SOT Toxicologist Mentoring Award
recipient John P. Wise Sr., PhD (right),
with SOT Councilor Christine Perdan Curran, PhD

Education Award

The Education Award recognizes an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology.


Toxicologist Mentoring Award

The Toxicologist Mentoring Award honors an SOT member in recognition of their commitment to mentoring and whose advice and counsel have substantially enhanced the career development of toxicologists.


Undergraduate Educator Award

The Undergraduate Educator Award, sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund, is presented to an SOT member who is distinguished by outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate students in toxicology and toxicology-related areas and whose efforts support the Society’s strategic efforts to “build for the future of toxicology.”


2022 SOT Undergraduate Educator Award
recipient Kristine Willett, PhD (right),
with SOT Councilor Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD

Making a Nomination

Nominations for either award should include both a primary and a secondary letter of nomination from Full members of the Society that provide in layman’s terms an analysis of the nominee’s significant contributions and how they apply to the award criteria. The strongest nomination packages include two letters that are distinct from one another to offer more detailed support of the candidate’s qualifications. Letters of nomination should be specific and descriptive while remaining concise. The Awards Committee will review only the two letters required to complete the nomination; no additional letters will be considered.

Nominations also should include the nominee’s up-to-date CV that is limited to 10 pages in length; it should highlight the candidate’s most significant professional accomplishments as they relate to the criteria for the award. Awards Committee members are required to review only 10 pages of each CV, so submitting a longer CV does not strengthen an award nomination.

For more information on making a nomination, please review the “Awards Review Process and FAQs” web page of the SOT website. Please direct any inquiries to SOT Headquarters.

Please note that to ensure a diversity of nominees, there is a two-year grace period for national SOT Awards. Preference will be given to nominees who have not received one of the following SOT awards in the past two years: Achievement, Arnold J. Lehman, Distinguished Toxicology Scholar, Education, Enhancement of Animal Welfare, Founders, Leading Edge in Basic Science, Merit, Public Communications, Toxicologist Mentoring, Translational Impact, Translational/Bridging Travel, and Undergraduate Educator Awards.