Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program Scholar Application Deadline June 15


By Vicente Santa Cruz posted 05-21-2014 12:27


The Society of Toxicology (SOT) invites applications from toxicologists in Developing Countries for one of two Global Scholar positions available in 2014–2015. The deadline for Scholar applications is June 15, 2014.

The Scholar will attend the 2015 SOT Annual Meeting and spend about four weeks with one or more SOT Member Hosts from established toxicology programs in academic, government, or industry organization(s) worldwide. The primary goal is to increase toxicology capacity in developing countries by providing professional opportunities for mid-career to senior scientists through relationships supported by SOT. The Scholars who are selected are expected to build on this opportunity by strengthening toxicology within their universities and countries.

Previously Scholar applications were due in the fall; this will be the only Scholar application deadline for this year. When the next Scholars are announced, applications will be sought from potential Hosts with related interests and established toxicology programs around the world. With the new earlier application deadline, more time will be available for Hosts to prepare applications and for matching of interests. Host applications will be due September 16, 2014. The program provides up to $15,000 for each pair, with up to $10,000 travel support for the Scholar and $5,000 for the Host. Support is not provided for equipment, laboratory supplies, or renovations.

More information about the Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program, including the application forms and a list of previous recipients, is available on the SOT website.