Women in Toxicology SIG Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund Student Award

Society of Toxicology

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Grant amount: US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2019

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Conference, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Gender restriction: Female

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Elizabeth K. Weisburger, a member of SOT for over 35 years, has made pioneering contributions in cancer biology and toxicology. She has served as a role model for other women scientists. Vera W. Hudson was a Biologist and Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine for many years and had a key role in developing the NLM Hazardous Substance Database. This scholarship is made possible by the Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund of the SOT Endowment.

This award shall be given to a SOT graduate student member (current or pending) engaged in full-time graduate study towards a PhD in toxicology who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the field of toxicology and who has also provided leadership and service. Applicants for the Award are not precluded from applying for travel support or other SOT Awards outside of WIT.

The Award Committee's evaluation is based exclusively on scholastic achievement, relevance of thesis to toxicology, scientific contribution, demonstration of leadership, and letters of recommendation. Finalists may be interviewed by phone prior to selection of the award winner. Nominees who are not WIT members are strongly encouraged to join. 

Winner receives a plaque and monetary award to be used for tuition payment and/or other education and research-related expenses, including travel. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Enrolled in PhD program in the discipline of toxicology;
  • Advanced to candidacy for PhD at the time of the application deadline;
  • Relevance of work to toxicology;
  • Has an accepted abstract for the SOT Annual Meeting in which the award is given;
  • Outstanding scholastic and scientific achievement;
  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Graduate students can only apply for one (1) WIT award.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Must be a student member or pending student member of SOT at application deadline.