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Awards

The American College of Toxicology recognizes outstanding toxicologists during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon held during the ACT Annual Meeting. All nominations received by an ACT member in good standing by the required deadline will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. Should your nominated candidate not be selected, the nominee will automatically be considered for a second year. Nominators are encouraged to provide updated curriculum vitae and rationales for nominations that were submitted the previous year. After two years, a new nomination must be submitted.

NOTE: Nominees for an award cannot be a currently elected member of ACT Council or a current member of the Awards Committee.

Previous award recipients can be found on the Past Awards Recipients webpage.

Distinguished Fellow

The  status of Distinguished Fellow is awarded by ACT Council in recognition an ACT (full) member who has attained international recognition in a field of research and has contributed to significant advancements in the science of toxicology. The recognition of Distinguished Fellow requires nominations from two Full members of ACT.

Submit nomination for the Distinguished Fellow


Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology

This award recognizes an individual (not necessarily a member of ACT) who has made outstanding contributions to toxicology and improvement of public health and/or the environment. The DSA winner becomes the keynote speaker at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during the Annual Meeting. ACT’s Distinguished Scientist recipient receives a $2,000 honorarium, waived meeting registration, up to two nights of hotel accommodations, and expense reimbursement. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology


Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award

This award, in memory of Mildred Christian, is presented to a woman who has made a difference in advancing the science and practice of toxicology and who has attained industry/government/academia recognition as a global leader in this field. The individual should be a woman who demonstrates many of Dr. Christian’s defining characteristics including: leadership, inclusiveness, collaboration, perseverance, and devotion to ACT’s goals to Educate, to Lead, and to Serve. Candidates may come from many fields (the pharmaceutical or chemistry industries, contract research organizations, government agencies, academia) but must be a current member of the College. ACT’s Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award recipient receives a $2,000 honorarium, waived meeting registration, up to two nights of hotel accommodations, and expense reimbursement. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award


Service Award

This award recognizes an individual for their long-term dedication, noteworthy contributions, and service to the American College of Toxicology. Criteria for selection includes but is not limited to service to the College (e.g., councilor, officer, committee member), frequent participation and contribution to the Annual Meeting (speaker, chairperson, organizing committee), and longstanding support of the College’s activities and mission. The recipient must be a member of ACT. The recipient receives waived meeting registration. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the Service Award


Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award

This award recognizes an ACT member who has made substantive unrecognized contributions to ACT. The nominee should have demonstrated on-going willingness to help in ACT activities and mission, generally “behind the scenes.” This person cannot have held an elected Council office within the past three years. The recipient receives waived meeting registration. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award


Early Career Professional Award

This award recognizes an ACT member with no more than 10 years of full-time employment experience since completing the highest degree (including postdoctoral fellow training). Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding service to the College, including serving as an officer, councilor, committee member, and/or frequent participation and contribution at the Annual Meeting or any other College activity (i.e., speaker, chairperson, organizing committee, etc.). The recipient receives waived meeting registration. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the ACT Early Career Professional Award


Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology

International Journal of Toxicology annually recognizes the authors of the best paper published in the journal.

The Best Paper award will be presented at the ACT Annual Meeting during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Papers that will be eligible for the Best Paper award will be those published in the previous calendar year. Nominations may be submitted to ACT Headquarters’ office. The recipient(s) will receive $1,000 and a plaque. The Publications Committee will carefully consider all nominations received. The deadline for this award is March 31.

Submit nomination for the ACT Award for Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology


North American Graduate Fellowships

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Up to three fellowships of $5000/year will be awarded to students in approved toxicology programs in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) for a duration of one or two years. Recipients will receive waived meeting registration, transportation to and from the meeting, and four nights of hotel accommodations.

Application for the North American Graduate Fellowship requires: 1) successful acceptance into a PhD program (2-year award) or in final year of a terminal master’s program (1-year award) in the field of toxicology; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a letter of recommendation (which also certifies academic standing) from the affiliated institution describing how the applicant merits the award; 4) an essay (no more than 500 words) from the applicant describing career aspirations; and 5) abstract submission and poster presentation at the ACT Annual Meeting in November summarizing the project work. The application period opens March 1; the submission deadline was May 1.

Fellowship recipients will be awarded ACT Student membership (Student membership is free, and it is not a requirement to be an ACT member at the time of application).

Fellowship recipients are not eligible for the Furst Award presented for best Student Poster.


International Travel Grants

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Up to five travel grants will be awarded to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals, or toxicologists outside of North America to attend the Annual Meeting. Recipients will receive waived meeting registration, transportation to and from the meeting, and up to 5 nights of hotel accommodations.

Application for the International Travel Grant requires: 1) an essay (up to 500 words) from the applicant that demonstrates activity/commitment to the field of toxicology and describes your vision for the field; or if a student, an essay (up to 500 words) describing career aspirations; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a letter of recommendation from the affiliated institution (which also certifies academic standing, if a student) describing how the applicant merits the award; and 4) abstract submission and poster presentation at the ACT Annual Meeting in November summarizing the project work. The application period opens March 1; the submission deadline was May 1.

International graduate students (but not postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals or toxicologists) are also eligible for the Furst Award presented for best Student Poster.


North American Travel Grants

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Up to ten travel grants will be awarded to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals, or toxicologists residing in North America (US, Canada, Mexico). Recipients will receive waived meeting registration, transportation to and from the meeting, and four nights (up to 5 nights for international grantees) of hotel accommodations.

Application for the North American Travel Grant requires: 1) an essay (up to 500 words) from the applicant that demonstrates that demonstrates activity/commitment to the field of toxicology and describes your vision for the field; or if a student, submitting an essay (up to 500 words) describing career aspirations; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a letter of recommendation from the affiliated institution (which also certifies academic standing, if a student) as to why this nominee merits the award; and 4) abstract submission and poster presentation at the ACT Annual Meeting in November summarizing the project work. The application period opens March 1; the submission deadline was May 1.

Graduate students (but not postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals or toxicologists) are also eligible for the Furst Award presented for best Student Poster.


Furst Award

This award, given in memory of Arthur Furst, recognizes the best student poster presentation at a special poster judging competition held Sunday during the Annual Meeting. Student recipients of the travel grants (North American or International) are automatically considered in the competition for this award. The recipient of the Furst Award will receive $2,000 and plaque.




 

 

 

 


















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