WIT Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award
Opens Aug 14 2023 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Dec 1 2023 11:59 PM (EST)
Description

Description:

This award was inspired by the generosity of Ms. Anne Wolven Garrett, one of the early leaders in the field of toxicology. The initial seed money of $8,000 is from a generous donation from Ms. Wolven Garrett's estate.

Ms. Wolven Garrett was one of the first women active in SOT's leadership. Beginning in the early 1970s, she served on several elected and appointed committees, as Historian, and as Vice President and President of a Regional Chapter. As noted during her memorial service in 2012, she was especially proud of her work with the Society. She was known for taking budding toxicologists under her wing and ended many conversations with “hug yourself; you are very special.”

As a tribute to Ms. Wolven Garrett and all past and future female leaders of SOT, the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award will recognize and encourage women who are in the early stages of developing their careers in the field of toxicology.

This award is selected on the basis of scientific merit and outstanding demonstration of leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community and given to female WIT member(s) engaged in academic study towards a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in toxicology (or related field) and/or post-doctoral fellows engaged in research activities in the field of toxicology (or related field).

Applicant SOT Membership Requirements:

Undergraduate students

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's program in toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Student member of WIT SIG at application deadline

Graduate students (Master's or PhD)

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Student member of WIT SIG at application deadline
  • Student member of SOT at application deadline

Postdoctoral fellows

  • Current postdoctoral fellow in academia, industry, or government in the discipline of toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Postdoctoral member of WIT SIG at application deadline
  • Postdoctoral member of SOT at application deadline

Required application components

  •  Application should detail applicant’s demonstrated leadership and service in the field of toxicology or closely related discipline (examples include but are not limited to elected or appointed leadership positions in local or global scientific organizations, service to scientific organizations or events within their academic institution or community; e.g., such as a judge at science fair, coordinator of a scientific seminar series, etc.). These criteria, with others listed below, are used in the award selection process.
  • 1-page narrative describing the leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community (written text 12 pt. Times New Roman)
  • 1-page narrative describing ongoing research project or research interests in the field of toxicology (written text 12 pt. Times New Roman);
  •  2 letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community. In addition to some mention of scientific achievement, letters should focus on recognition of the student's/postdoc’s demonstration of leadership and service in toxicology and/or their community. One of these letters must be from a Full, Associate, or Emeritus SOT member.
  •  Headshot/photograph image of sufficient quality for poster and presentation materials (does not factor into selection of the awardee, this is to have the info on hand to develop WIT annual meeting materials in a timely manner.)
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant that includes specific descriptions of the applicant's scientific and leadership qualifications– 10 pages maximum.

The awardee will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award. The intent of the monetary award is that it be used for education and/or research-related expenses, including travel to scientific conferences.

Students and postdoctoral applicants can only apply for one (1) WIT award. 

Students and Postdcotral applicants can only apoply for one (1) WIT award per year. Applying for this award does not limit you to apply for other SOT awards. WIT awards are independent of other SOT Awards.

Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to receive (1) WIT award during their training period.

Questions? Email sot.wit.awards@gmail.com

Endowment Fund
Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award Fund

WIT Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award


Description:

This award was inspired by the generosity of Ms. Anne Wolven Garrett, one of the early leaders in the field of toxicology. The initial seed money of $8,000 is from a generous donation from Ms. Wolven Garrett's estate.

Ms. Wolven Garrett was one of the first women active in SOT's leadership. Beginning in the early 1970s, she served on several elected and appointed committees, as Historian, and as Vice President and President of a Regional Chapter. As noted during her memorial service in 2012, she was especially proud of her work with the Society. She was known for taking budding toxicologists under her wing and ended many conversations with “hug yourself; you are very special.”

As a tribute to Ms. Wolven Garrett and all past and future female leaders of SOT, the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award will recognize and encourage women who are in the early stages of developing their careers in the field of toxicology.

This award is selected on the basis of scientific merit and outstanding demonstration of leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community and given to female WIT member(s) engaged in academic study towards a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in toxicology (or related field) and/or post-doctoral fellows engaged in research activities in the field of toxicology (or related field).

Applicant SOT Membership Requirements:

Undergraduate students

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's program in toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Student member of WIT SIG at application deadline

Graduate students (Master's or PhD)

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Student member of WIT SIG at application deadline
  • Student member of SOT at application deadline

Postdoctoral fellows

  • Current postdoctoral fellow in academia, industry, or government in the discipline of toxicology (or closely related discipline)
  • Postdoctoral member of WIT SIG at application deadline
  • Postdoctoral member of SOT at application deadline

Required application components

  •  Application should detail applicant’s demonstrated leadership and service in the field of toxicology or closely related discipline (examples include but are not limited to elected or appointed leadership positions in local or global scientific organizations, service to scientific organizations or events within their academic institution or community; e.g., such as a judge at science fair, coordinator of a scientific seminar series, etc.). These criteria, with others listed below, are used in the award selection process.
  • 1-page narrative describing the leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community (written text 12 pt. Times New Roman)
  • 1-page narrative describing ongoing research project or research interests in the field of toxicology (written text 12 pt. Times New Roman);
  •  2 letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s leadership and service to the scientific/toxicology community. In addition to some mention of scientific achievement, letters should focus on recognition of the student's/postdoc’s demonstration of leadership and service in toxicology and/or their community. One of these letters must be from a Full, Associate, or Emeritus SOT member.
  •  Headshot/photograph image of sufficient quality for poster and presentation materials (does not factor into selection of the awardee, this is to have the info on hand to develop WIT annual meeting materials in a timely manner.)
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant that includes specific descriptions of the applicant's scientific and leadership qualifications– 10 pages maximum.

The awardee will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award. The intent of the monetary award is that it be used for education and/or research-related expenses, including travel to scientific conferences.

Students and postdoctoral applicants can only apply for one (1) WIT award. 

Students and Postdcotral applicants can only apoply for one (1) WIT award per year. Applying for this award does not limit you to apply for other SOT awards. WIT awards are independent of other SOT Awards.

Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to receive (1) WIT award during their training period.

Questions? Email sot.wit.awards@gmail.com

Opens
Aug 14 2023 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Dec 1 2023 11:59 PM (EST)

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Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award Fund