OTSS Biennial Career Achievement Award
Every other year, the OTSS recognizes a Senior Investigator for the achievement or contribution of a particularly influential body of work to the field of ocular toxicology. This award is presented to SOT members who are scientists in academia, industry, or those who have had an impact on regulation in the field.
Nomination is required for this award and should be submitted by December 31. The nominator (or self-nomination) should provide a discussion of the role that the candidate’s work has played in any of the below 4 points of criteria. A curriculum vitae and bibliography are required to be included. A letter of recommendation from another investigator in the field is not mandatory but encouraged. Nominations of candidates not selected will be considered for two additional award cycles unless the nomination is withdrawn by the nominator.
Nominations are encouraged with respect to any of the following criteria:
- Contribution to the field of ocular toxicology—depth and breadth of scientific contributions and significance of contributions for advancing the field
- Major influence in the education/training/mentorship of young scientists in the field of ocular toxicology including training in government, industry, or academia
- Leadership and service to the ocular toxicology field including involvement in the Specialty Section or other meetings/organizations related to ocular toxicology
- Influence on regulatory and risk/safety assessment decisions related to ocular toxicology
The award will be announced at the OTSS reception held during the SOT Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a certificate, monetary award of $1,000 and will give a short (approximately 10 mins) presentation of their work at the OTSS reception held during the SOT Annual Meeting.
Questions? Contact Ocular.SOT@gmail.com