Grants and Fellowships
ACT International Travel Grant
The American College of Toxicology is offering a limited number of travel grants to toxicologists outside of North America to attend our 35th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, November 9–12, 2014. Each grant will cover Annual Meeting registration fees, the cost of a round-trip economy airfare, and four nights stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel. Recipients will be required to present a poster at the meeting.
To apply for this grant, please send a copy of your CV along with the title and abstract of your poster. Please also send a letter (up to 500 words) describing your career aspirations if you are a student, or your commitment to toxicology and your vision for the field if you are not a student. Application deadline is June 1, 2014. Communications for this fellowship should be sent to ACT Headquarters, attention "International Travel Grant."
Administered by IUTOX, travel awards are offered to individuals from developing countries to allow them to attend the SOT Annual Meetings. Recipients of ICT and CTDC fellowships and previous AstraZeneca awardees from the previous five years are NOT eligible. Awards will be issued at the SOT Annual Meeting.
2015 Award Application Instructions
Award submission for the 2015 SOT/AstraZeneca/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Awards begins September 1, 2014. Further instructions will be provided at this time.
SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program
The Society of Toxicology Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program will fund two Senior Scholar toxicologists to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and spend up to four weeks with one or more Hosts from established toxicology programs in academic, government, or industry organization(s) worldwide . The Host will in turn visit the Senior Scholar’s institution. The primary goal is to increase toxicology capacity in developing countries by providing professional opportunities for senior scientists through relationships supported by SOT. The Senior Scholars are expected to build on this opportunity by strengthening toxicology within their universities and countries. The program provides up to $15,000 for each pair, with up to $10,000 travel support for the Senior Scholar and $5,000 for the Host. Support is not provided for equipment, laboratory supplies, or renovations. Information on application forms and deadlines will be provided as they become available for the 2015 Society of Toxicology Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program.
The IUTOX Merit Award is presented to an individual in recognition of a long and distinguished career in toxicology at the international level. Achievements in academia, public service, or industry may be recognized. Emphasis should be on contributions that have strengthened the field of toxicology. The award consists of a plaque, waived meeting registration, and a cash stipend.
Robert A. Dixon International Travel Award: Robert A. Dixon Award, sponsored by the Toxicology Education Foundation, takes applications from graduate students in the area of reproductive toxicology. The award carries a stipend of $2,000 for travel costs to enable a student to attend the International Congress of Toxicology meeting. The 2010 Robert A. Dixon Travel Award winner was Julia Perstin from the University of Toronto in Canada. Past award winners can be found at the Toxicology Education Foundation Website.
Two types of fellowships are awarded. Junior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at individuals at an early stage in their careers and senior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at those involved in organizational activities in their own national society. Both types of fellowships require an active participation in ICT by submitting an abstract of a scientific presentation. The applications for ICT XIV will be made available in the Fall of 2015.
Fellowships to attend ICT XIV: IUTOX will provide financial support to individuals to attend the ICT XIV in Mexico. Two types of fellowships will be awarded. Junior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at individuals at an early stage in their careers. Senior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at those involved in organizational activities in their own national society. The fellowships should contribute to travel and accommodation. The ICT organizers will WAIVE the MEETING registration fee (FOR UP TO 40 FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS). The criteria for application and evaluation of fellowships are indicated below. Electronic submission is accepted. Fellowship winners from 2011 and later are not eligible to apply.
Junior Fellowships (750 USD) Application criteria:
Senior Fellowships (1000 USD) Application criteria:
Bo Holmstedt Memorial Foundation Travel Awards: Professor Bo Holmstedt was a prominent toxicologist, well-known in the toxicology community for his outstanding research, engagement in education, contributions to toxicological organizations and role as a leading authority in toxicological evaluation. Professor Holmstedt contributed to many key areas of pharmacology and toxicology in a constructive and interdisciplinary way. He saw the importance of toxicology as an important medical discipline and worked relentlessly to obtain its recognition in science, education and chemical regulation, both nationally and internationally.
The Bo Holmstedt Memorial Foundation (BHMF) in collaboration with EUROTOX will offer 15 fellowships each 1500 € for European toxicologists to attend the ICTXIII congress in Seoul, Korea June 30–July 4, 2013.
Applications must Include:
The applications will be evaluated by a member of BHMF board and EUROTOX EC.
International Congress of Toxicology IUTOX Trainee Awards: Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to submit their International Congress of Toxicology (ICT) poster abstracts for consideration in the IUTOX Trainee Award poster competition.
2013 Graduate Student Trainee Awards: Ryo Nakano, Mi-Young Lee, and Xin Wang
International Congress of Toxicology IUTOX Early Toxicologist Award
The purpose of the IUTOX Early Toxicologist Award is to recognize and stimulate outstanding research in toxicology by newly established investigators. The Award consists of a plaque and reimbursement of the travel expenses incurred to attend the International Congress of Toxicology (ICT); the Award will be presented once every three years, at the ICT meeting.
Nominations for this Award must be submitted to the IUTOX Secretary-General no later than February 28 of the year of the International Congress of Toxicology at which the award is to be given. Send applications to: IUTOX Headquarters, 1821 Michael Faraday Dr., Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190, or by email. Review of nominations is the responsibility of the IUTOX Science Commission. The Award recipient will be notified by April 30 of the year of the ICT meeting. Formal presentation of the Award will be made at the ICT meeting, at which the Award recipient will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation. Registration, travel and hotel expenses for the Award recipient will be reimbursed in accordance with the IUTOX travel reimbursement policy.
2010 Early Toxicologist Award Winner: Geoff Isbister, Australia
Both types of fellowships require an active participation in CTDC by submitting an abstract of a scientific presentation. Full application details will be made available in 2014. On the Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC) Meetings: Held every three years, CTDC are sponsored by IUTOX. The meetings provide a forum for discussing toxicological problems facing developing countries in the future and exchanging views with toxicologists from all over the world, especially from developing countries and regions. The 5th CTDC was held in Guilin,China on November 10–13, 2003, the 6th CTDC Meeting was held in conjunction with EUROTOX 2006 on September 20–24, 2006, in Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the 7th CTDC was held in Sun City, North West Province, South Africa on September 6–10, 2009. The 8th CTDC was held in Bangkok, Thailand on September 10–14, 2012.
Funds Available For International Laboratory Exchange Visits
Award Announcements (not administered by IUTOX)
Associateships—The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Over 100 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme. TWAS provides travel support for the associates and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to US $300.00 per month while living expenses are covered by the host centres.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. The selection of associates is highly competitive; appointments are made on the basis of merit. Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries.
Appointments have a fixed duration of three years. During this time, the associate is entitled to visit the host centre twice, for a period of 2 to 3 months each time. Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewed for a further 3-year term.
The Associateship covers the associate’s travel expenses and a monthly contribution of US $300 towards incidental local expenses. The host centre covers accommodation and food, and provides the research facilities.
Applications for TWAS Associateships should include:
The application and more information may be found online. Applications must reach the TWAS Secretariat by 1 December of each year at the following address: