Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Award
Opens Jul 1 2024 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Oct 15 2024 11:59 PM (EDT)
Description

Description

The Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Award provides the opportunity for faculty advisors to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program from March 15–17, 2025, at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. During this program, the advisors and students learn more about toxicology, career opportunities related to this science, and engage with academic program directors. Overall, the goal of the program is to recruit promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers and from diverse backgrounds to graduate school in the biomedical sciences, especially toxicology. The purpose of supporting advisors to participate in this program is so that they will become more familiar with toxicology as a career option for their students and encourage students to attend graduate school in biomedical sciences.

In addition to attending meeting sessions, participants in the Undergraduate Diversity Program engage in presentations and case studies across the breadth of toxicology, learn about education and career opportunities in the field, and learn more about the requirements for graduate school and a research career. Students form mentoring relationships with senior toxicologists, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, meet with academic program and internship directors, and explore careers with toxicologists from universities, government, industry, and other scientific organizations. 

Support for transportation, lodging, meals, and registration is provided to advisor and student awardees. 

Selection of advisors is independent of the selection of students. View Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Award for student application information.

Eligibility Criteria for Advisor Award:

Must serve in a significant role as an advisor or mentor to students from diverse backgrounds, including those who belong to ethnic/racial groups underrepresented in the sciences (for example, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) and/or from other underserved populations

May be from any racial/ethnic group 

May not have received the award in the previous two years 

Cannot be an active or pending SOT member

Directions for Completion of Advisor Application:

Upload a copy of your curriculum vitae to the online application (up to 3 pages).

Request that a supervisor, faculty mentor, or dean provide a letter of reference in support of your award application. This letter should describe the applicant’s history of mentoring students in the classroom and in research, and the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and the university. The applicant can send an email to their nominator through the application form to request that they upload a reference letter.  Nominators must upload a letter of reference for the application to be considered complete by October 17 at 11:59 pm ET.

Advisor Application Review Criteria:

Role of applicant, with preference for science faculty

Advisor accomplishments in, and potential for, mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups

Number of student applicants to this program from your institution across multiple years or potential for future applicants

Evidence of the advisor’s scholarly activity

2024 Undergraduate Diversity Advisor Travel Award Recipients

Historical Listing of Award Recipients

Questions? Contact SOT Headquarters.

Apply

Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Award


Description

The Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Award provides the opportunity for faculty advisors to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program from March 15–17, 2025, at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. During this program, the advisors and students learn more about toxicology, career opportunities related to this science, and engage with academic program directors. Overall, the goal of the program is to recruit promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers and from diverse backgrounds to graduate school in the biomedical sciences, especially toxicology. The purpose of supporting advisors to participate in this program is so that they will become more familiar with toxicology as a career option for their students and encourage students to attend graduate school in biomedical sciences.

In addition to attending meeting sessions, participants in the Undergraduate Diversity Program engage in presentations and case studies across the breadth of toxicology, learn about education and career opportunities in the field, and learn more about the requirements for graduate school and a research career. Students form mentoring relationships with senior toxicologists, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, meet with academic program and internship directors, and explore careers with toxicologists from universities, government, industry, and other scientific organizations. 

Support for transportation, lodging, meals, and registration is provided to advisor and student awardees. 

Selection of advisors is independent of the selection of students. View Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Award for student application information.

Eligibility Criteria for Advisor Award:

Must serve in a significant role as an advisor or mentor to students from diverse backgrounds, including those who belong to ethnic/racial groups underrepresented in the sciences (for example, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) and/or from other underserved populations

May be from any racial/ethnic group 

May not have received the award in the previous two years 

Cannot be an active or pending SOT member

Directions for Completion of Advisor Application:

Upload a copy of your curriculum vitae to the online application (up to 3 pages).

Request that a supervisor, faculty mentor, or dean provide a letter of reference in support of your award application. This letter should describe the applicant’s history of mentoring students in the classroom and in research, and the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and the university. The applicant can send an email to their nominator through the application form to request that they upload a reference letter.  Nominators must upload a letter of reference for the application to be considered complete by October 17 at 11:59 pm ET.

Advisor Application Review Criteria:

Role of applicant, with preference for science faculty

Advisor accomplishments in, and potential for, mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups

Number of student applicants to this program from your institution across multiple years or potential for future applicants

Evidence of the advisor’s scholarly activity

2024 Undergraduate Diversity Advisor Travel Award Recipients

Historical Listing of Award Recipients

Questions? Contact SOT Headquarters.

Apply
Opens
Jul 1 2024 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Oct 15 2024 11:59 PM (EDT)

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