WIT Mentoring Award
An important mission of WIT includes mentoring and guidance of young women considering careers in toxicology, and to support the career growth of women in toxicology.
This award will be given to an individual (does not need to identify as female) in academia, government, industry, or a related field who has been a major influence in the mentoring of women scientists considering the field of toxicology, those entering the field of toxicology, and/or whose leadership and service have provided career development opportunities for women toxicologists or encouraged women to achieve their professional goals. Undergraduate faculty, faculty at primarily liberal-arts institutions, and mentors in industry or government sectors are also included in this deliberation.
Applicant SOT Membership Requirement
This award does not require for applicant to be an active member of the Society of Toxicology or Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group.
Other Requirements for Applicants
Applicants need not to have served as formal mentors or graduate committee members but may serve to champion women entering the field of toxicology or maintain and support the careers of professional women in the field.
Mentoring activities, with other criteria listed below, are used in the award selection process. We welcome applicants to nominate themselves and highlight their own accomplishments and impact.
Required application components
- Application should detail mentoring activities
- A letter of nomination that discusses the following at a minimum:
- Evidence supporting the active, intentional, thoughtful, and impactful mentoring of women in toxicology
- Number of women mentored (and relative to overall number of mentees)
- Scientific contribution of mentees to toxicology (e.g., “where are they now”)
- A minimum of two letters of recommendation (one must be from a current or past mentee). These letters should describe how the mentor promoted the field of toxicology and the impact the mentor had on their career from personal experiences.
- Curriculum vitae of the nominee
- 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)
The awardee will receive a plaque and monetary award.
The application must be received by the deadline or the applicant will not be considered for the award. Applications that do not receive an award will remain on file and be considered for one (1) year.
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