Each year, SOT presents awards in partnership with the Colgate-Palmolive Company and Syngenta during the SOT Annual Meeting. These companies sponsor several awards, grants, and fellowships allowing the recipients to conduct research for the following year. The deadline for these awards, which are featured here, is October 9, 2019.
Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods
The purpose of the Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is to enhance student research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to reduce, replace, or refine use of animals in toxicological research.
This training may include, but is not limited to, use of in vitro and ex vivo procedures, nonmammalian animal models, computer modeling, and structure-activity relationships. Graduate students may propose to develop expertise in relevant methodologies at (1) a laboratory away from their home institution; (2) a laboratory at their home institution that would not otherwise be available to them; or (3) approved workshops, symposia, or continuing education programs during which they will receive hands-on training. The training should contribute to enhancing the thesis or dissertation research of toxicology graduate students.
The Awards Committee will present two or more awards of up to $3,750 each to graduate students to defray travel, per diem, and training expenses. The award is for expenses for training consistent with the goal of this award program.
To learn more or apply, please visit the “Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods” web page on the SOT website.
Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology
The Colgate-Palmolive Company sponsors the Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology through SOT to advance the development of alternatives to animal testing in toxicological research.
The award is given each year and includes stipend and research costs of up to $44,000 for one year. This includes funding to attend the SOT Annual Meeting to present this research. The award is available to postdoctoral trainees employed by academic institutions, federal/national laboratories, or research institutes around the world. Preference is given to applicants in their first year of postdoctoral study.
The “Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology” web page on the SOT website provides more details on the award and the application process.
Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research
The Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research identifies and supports efforts that promote, develop, refine, or validate scientifically acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. Projects that involve in vitro or nonanimal models, reproductive and developmental toxicology, neurotoxicology, systemic toxicology, sensitization, and acute toxicity will be given high priority.
The maximum award amount is $40,000, made as a single lump payment. Scientists at any stage of career progression are eligible to submit a proposal. Awardees may reapply for funding in subsequent years.
For further details, please visit the “Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research” web page on the SOT website.
Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies
The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies provides funding in the amount of $15,000 to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The work should permit a quantitative basis for extrapolation of the results from animal bioassays or animal models (in silico, in vitro) to humans at relevant human doses.
The award is presented to a third-year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee. The recipient will receive funding to travel to the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award and for travel to a Syngenta facility to present the results.
For more information or to apply, please consult the “Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies” web page on the SOT website.