The Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund was established to encourage education and training in reproductive and developmental toxicology, in honor of Teratology Society Past President Ed Carney. The fund, housed within the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Endowment, supports graduate student and/or postdoctoral scholar travel to meetings that offer significant educational opportunities in the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, such as the annual meetings of Teratology Society and SOT.
Trainees who have submitted an abstract for the Teratology Society Annual Meeting are encouraged to submit an application for this award by March 1.
Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduate students or postdoctoral scholars at the time of the award submission. Individuals who are not a member of the Society of Toxicology and/or the Teratology Society are eligible, but those who are or who are in the process of becoming a member will be given preferential consideration.
Submission: Submission files should include 3 documents. (1) A cover letter with personal statement describing how the current project fits into their overall thesis, training, and career goals. (2) A copy of the abstract to be presented as part of the travel award. Preferential consideration will be given to scholars that have already submitted abstracts. (3) A letter of recommendation from the student’s primary academic advisor or mentor is highly encouraged. Applications for travel support for the Teratology Society meeting should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Application” noted in the Subject Line of the cover email.
Judging Criteria: Award recipient(s) will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, overall impact to the fields of reproductive and developmental toxicology or teratology, and career goals in these fields. Current career status will be taken under consideration in the judging process (i.e. - graduate student vs. postdoctoral fellow).