SOT PDA 2018 Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards: Applications Due October 1

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The work of postdoctoral scholars advances new discoveries and knowledge to address the important questions in toxicological sciences. Each year the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) proudly recognizes the outstanding toxicological research published by SOT postdoctoral members through the Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards (BPPA). In this way, the PDA acknowledges the contributions of our postdoctoral scholars to the science of toxicology.

The PDA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 BPPA recognizing outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have recently published papers in the field of toxicology as a result of the work conducted during their postdoctoral research experience. The PDA encourages all SOT members to identify and nominate postdoctoral scholars who have contributed to the advancement of toxicology and have their findings published in peer-reviewed papers (on-line, in print, or in press). Applications are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on October 1, 2017.

The PDA Board, in collaboration with subject matter experts in the appropriate fields, reviews all applications. The review process follows the National Institutes of Health conflict-of-interest, confidentiality, and nondisclosure policies. Three awards will be presented at the PDA Luncheon during the SOT 2018 Annual Meeting in March. Awardees receive $250 and a plaque recognizing their achievement.

Information about the award and a listing of previous recipients can be found on the Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards page.

For any questions, please contact Rachel Woodson.

Eligibility for 2018 Nominations

  • The research reported in the paper must have been conducted while the applicant was engaged in a postdoctoral research experience.
  • The applicant must be a member of SOT or must have submitted a membership application by the award application deadline.
  • The applicant must be the first author on a peer-reviewed paper published online, in print, or in press, between October 1, 2016 and September 25, 2017.
  • Review articles will not be accepted unless they contain unique data, methods, and/or analysis (meta-analyses, decision analyses, etc.).
  • Co-first authored papers will be accepted with clear delineation of the applicant’s effort.
  • The application must be supported by a letter from the research advisor.
  • Only one publication may be submitted by each applicant.
  • PDA Board Members are eligible to apply, but if they do, they will not participate in the award review process.
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