Grants and Fellowships
SOT/AstraZeneca IUTOX Fellowship: Administered by IUTOX, fellowships are offered to individuals from developing countries to allow them to attend the SOT Annual Meetings. Recipients of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ICT and CTDC fellowships and previous AstraZeneca awardees are NOT eligible. Award submission for the 2013 SOT/AstraZeneca Travel Fellowship Awards begins September 1, 2012, and all applications must be received by October 8, 2012.
Award Application Instructions
Award submission for the 2013 SOT/AstraZeneca Travel Fellowship Awards begins September 1, 2012, and all applications must be received by October 8, 2012. To be considered for these awards, please complete the 2013 SOT/AstraZeneca Travel Award Application and return to IUTOX Headquarters.
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 XIII must be submitted by February 28, 2013, to the IUTOX Headquarters.
Fellowships to attend ICT XIII: IUTOX will provide financial support to individuals to attend the ICT XIII in Seoul, Korea. 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. All applications must be received at the IUTOX Headquarters by February 28, 2013. Electronic submission is accepted. Awardees will be notified by April 30, 2013. Submit applications to IUTOX Headquarters. Fellowship winners from 2008 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.
2010 Graduate Student Trainee Awards: 1st Place Winner: Marco Sánchez-Guerra, Mexico
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 8CTDC by submitting an abstract of a scientific presentation. Full application details will be made available in 2011. 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.
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:
AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research
Description: AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research are offered to eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in Annual Meetings and Special Conferences of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Financial Support: Financial support will be provided to awardees wishing to attend the AACR Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting registration and travel will be processed by the AACR staff for all awardees. These costs will be deducted from the award total. The remaining funds will be distributed to awardees for expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting, i.e. hotel, meals, taxis, etc. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form at year-end for the amount of the award. If an awardee is unable to attend the meeting for which the award is given, the award must be forfeited.
Application: Award applications for the AACR 103rd Annual Meeting 2012 will be available in October 2011. The award application deadline is Monday, December 12, 2011.
Equipment-related Mobility and Training Grants
2011/12: Call for Applications
The rationale for the Equipment-related Mobility and Training grants, is to make available funds to support the larger science community to access state-of-the-art equipment that is not available at their own research institution, region or nationally.
The grants are divided into two portfolios of opportunities; Equipment-related Travel Grants; and Equipment-related Training Grants.
The Equipment-related Travel Grants are sub-divided into two categories, namely:
The Equipment-related Training Grants makes funds available to support workshops focused on training technical staff, postgraduate students and other users of specialized and state-of-the-art equipment that were acquired either through NEP, NNEP and/or SRIP grant awards. This will include practical training and short courses on the use of specialized research equipment.
The Call for application will be open throughout the year and applications may be submitted at any time. However, proposals will be evaluated on a quarterly basis only. Submissions of applications for funding for each of the academic quarters (January–March, April–June, July–September, and October–December) should be submitted well in advance as funding decisions will be made during the month preceding the relevant quarter. Applications submitted may be for a single application or multiple applicants. Supervisors must apply on behalf of students. No retrospective funding will be considered.