SOT PDA 2014 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award—Apply by October 9

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Submitted by Colleen McLoughlin Vice Chair, SOT Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA)
The work of postdoctoral trainees advances new discoveries and knowledge to address the important questions in toxicological sciences. Each year the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) is proud to recognize the outstanding toxicological research published by SOT postdoctoral members through The Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards (BPPA). In this way, the PDA recognizes the contributions of postdoctoral fellows to the science of toxicology.
The PDA is pleased to announce the 2014 BPPAs, recognizing outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have recently published papers in the discipline of toxicology as a result of the work conducted during the 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 had their novel findings published in peer-reviewed papers (online, in print, or in press) in the timeframe designated below.

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 policy, confidentiality, and nondisclosure policies. Three awards each will be presented at the PDA Luncheon during the SOT 2014 Annual Meeting in March. Three awardees receive a check for $250 and a plaque recognizing their achievement.
Further information, last year’s winners, and application materials for these awards can be found on the Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards section of the SOT website. For any questions, please contact me at  Colleen McLoughlin. 
Eligibility for 2014 Nominations
  • The research reported in the paper was conducted while the applicant was engaged in a postdoctoral research experience.
  • Applicant should be a member of SOT or membership application submitted by award application deadline.
  • First author on a peer-reviewed paper published online, in print, or in press between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
  • Review articles will not be accepted unless they contain unique data, methods, and/or analysis (meta-analyses, decision analysis, etc.).
  • Co-first authored papers will be accepted with clear delineation of applicant's effort.
  • Application supported by letter from the research advisor.
  • Only one publication may be submitted by each applicant.
  • PDA Board member may apply, but will not be permitted to participate in the award selection process.
Applications are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Time on October 9, 2013.
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