Graduate Students STEP Up: Deadline October 9

By Aaron Bowman posted 09-29-2016 13:58


The next deadline for graduate students to submit applications for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) is October 9.

Graduate students are encouraged to be creative in proposing an activity to pursue training in an identified area of professional/scientific development that is important to achieve career goals but outside the immediate scope of the graduate training and research program. This funding does not support activities to refine a dissertation project-specific technique or attendance at a professional society conference. Successful applicants make a strong case that the proposed activity will build the skill portfolio for a specific career track.

The award reimburses costs of up to $1,000. The Graduate Subcommittee of the Education Committee administers this award in recognition of the diversity in preparation required for graduate students to enter the modern workforce. Awardees will provide brief follow-up communication on the funded experience, which will help highlight their receipt of the award and benefits of the experience to their graduate education.

Some of the previous awards have involved:

  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Topological Quantum Field Theories Master Class
  • Woods Hole Frontiers in Reproduction Short Course
  • PK Modeling
  • Mass Spectrometry Training

For the application and more examples of previous awards, visit the SOT STEP webpage.