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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology

ACT’s 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.


North American Graduate Fellowships

Up to three fellowships will be offered to graduate students in approved toxicology programs in North America (US, Canada, Mexico). All recipients are required to attend the ACT Annual Meeting, present a poster in the general poster session, and attend the Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Receipt of the $5,000/year 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); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) A letter of recommendation (which also certifies academic standing) from the affiliated institution; 4) An essay explaining career aspirations; 5) Submission of a poster abstract in ACT’s online abstract system and presenting a poster at the Annual Meeting summarizing the graduate project in the field of toxicology; 6) ACT Student membership (Student membership is free, and it is not a requirement to be an ACT member at the time of application). The recipient will receive waived meeting registration, airfare to and from the meeting, meals per diem, and up to four nights of hotel accommodations. The application period opens April 1; the submission deadline is June 1. Applicants may apply for multiple qualifying awards but are only eligible to receive one award annually.

The application system for North American Graduate Fellowships has closed.


International Travel Grants

The American College of Toxicology is offering up to five travel grants that will be awarded to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals, and toxicologists outside of North America to attend the Annual Meeting. Recipients will receive waived meeting registration, airfare to and from the meeting, meals per diem, one free CE course, and up to five nights of hotel accommodations.

The recipient of the grant is requires: 1) submitting a letter (up to 500 words) demonstrating commitment to toxicology and vision for the field, if not a student or a letter (up to 500 words) describing career aspirations if a student; 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; 4) submitting an abstract online using the Annual Meeting abstract system and presenting a poster at the Annual Meeting summarizing the graduate project in the field of toxicology; and 5) if a student, applying for ACT Student membership (Student membership is free, and it is not a requirement to be an ACT member at the time of application). The application period opens April 1; the submission deadline is June 1.

The application system for International Travel Grants has closed.


North American Travel Grants

Up to ten travel grants will be awarded to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows residing in North America. Receipt of the grant requires: 1) Submitting a poster abstract in ACT’s online abstract system (select North American Travel Grant) and presenting a poster at the Annual Meeting summarizing the graduate project in the field of toxicology. Recipient will receive waived meeting registration, airfare to and from the meeting, meals per diem, and up to four nights of hotel accommodations. The application period opens April 1; the submission deadline is June 1. Applicants may apply for multiple qualifying awards but are only eligible to receive one award annually.

The application system for North American Travel Grants has closed.


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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