Awards & Bursaries

IUTOX and EUROTOX are delighted to announce the following awards and bursaries at ICT 2022:

IUTOX Travel Awards‚Äč

IUTOX Trainee Awards‚Äč

Robert L. Dixon International Travel Award

EUROTOX Travel Bursaries

EUROTOX Early Career Awards‚Äč:

EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Award
ECETOC Christa Hennes Award
Alfonso Lostia Poster Award on Food Safety

IUTOX Travel Awards

IUTOX is pleased to announce travel awards¬†in the amount of $1,000 for junior and senior scientists attending the¬†16th¬†International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXVI)¬†from¬†September 18‚Äď21, 2022, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Applicants must be either junior or senior scientists¬†and¬†reside in¬†a¬†country where toxicology is underrepresented.¬†Senior toxicologists need to show more than ten years of experience either working on an active research program or actively practicing as a toxicologist, and junior scientists will need to show¬†fewer¬†than ten years of experience either working on an active research program or actively practicing as a toxicologist.

For more information, criteria, and to complete the application, please visit the IUTOX website. Award applications must be received by March 31, 2022. Awardees will be announced by May 13, 2022. You are urged to share this information with members of your society, colleagues in your workplace, and other interested parties. Candidates may direct their questions to iutoxhq@iutox.org.

IUTOX Trainee Awards

The International Congress of Toxicology IUTOX Trainee Awards will be given to authors of the three best posters. The awards are endowed with $500, $300 and $100. These posters will be selected from among all submitters who have registered as a student and provided the appropriate proof. The three winners will be contacted on-site to receive their prize.

Robert L. Dixon International Travel Award

The Robert L. Dixon Award, generously sponsored by the Toxicology Education Foundation (TEF), supports a graduate student in the area of reproductive toxicology to attend the triennial International Congress of Toxicology (ICT) sponsored by IUTOX.

The Dixon Award carries a stipend of $2,000 to enable a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in a full-time program to attend the ICT meeting. Applications are available on the TEF website.

Applications are due to TEF by April 15, 2022.

Strength of application will be determined by:

  • perceived benefit to applicant
  • originality of dissertation research
  • research productivity
  • importance of research to reproductive toxicology
  • scholastic achievement
  • letter of recommendation

TEF established the international travel award in memory of Robert L. Dixon as a tribute to his dedication to the field of toxicology and student training. Generous contributions to TEF ensure ongoing funding for this grant.

EUROTOX Travel Bursaries

Bursaries will be made available by EUROTOX to support participation in the ICT2022 in Maastricht, especially for individuals from low and lower-middle-income economies. The registration fee will be compensated fully by EUROTOX plus a fix lump bursary of 500 EUR. The following conditions apply:

The applicant:

  • must be a Postgraduate or Early Career professional
  • must be within the first 6 years of career, excluding approved career breaks, from the date of obtaining the first degree (non-graduates and undergraduates are not eligible).
  • must submit a cover letter with a clear statement of why financial support is required, and a clear explanation of how attendance to the congress fits with his/her academic goal and career plans
  • must submit an abstract for the congress within the given deadline
  • must commit to personal attendance and presentation of the abstract if accepted for a bursary.

EUROTOX Early Career Awards (ECA)

The EUROTOX Early Career Award comprises three categories:

EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Award (EUR 2,000)
for drug-oriented toxicological research
  • The winner will receive 1,000 EUR and a certificate.
  • The winner may use the remaining 1,000 EUR to cover expenses (hotel, accommodation, transfer, etc.) to attend the successive congress edition (2023 Ljubljana congress) and the registration fee will be waived.

ECETOC Christa Hennes Award (EUR 2,000)

for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment
  • The winner will receive 1,000 EUR and a certificate.
  • The winner may use the remaining 1,000 EUR to cover expenses (hotel, accommodation, transfer, etc.) to attend the successive congress edition (2023 Ljubljana congress) and the registration fee will be waived.

Alfonso Lostia Poster Award on Food Safety
  • The 200 EUR prize and a certificate will be presented by EUROTOX during the closing ceremony to an early career scientist for research work in the field of Food Safety.

Award Condition for the three EUROTOX Early Career Awards

The first and presenting author must be under 35 years of age as of December 31, 2022.

Four criteria will be considered:
  1. Originality and potential impact of the research project
  2. Adequacy of the methodological approach adopted
  3. Scientific value of the results
  4. Care, quality and clarity of the presentation

An initial selection of finalists will be made by the evaluation panel based on a careful review of the abstracts, with final evaluation taking place at the congress site.

ESTIV (The European Society for Toxicology in vitro) Best Poster Award

ESTIV will grant a best poster award, including 500 EUR and 1 year (2023) free ESTIV membership, to a PhD student or young scientist (‚ȧ 35 years old) presenting her/his research work in the field of in vitro or in silico toxicology per poster as first author during the ICT 2022 congress. The winner will be selected based on scientific excellence, innovation, and clarity of the poster presentation. Eligibility also includes presence during the closing ceremony of the ICT 2022congress, as the winner will be announced at this occasion.
To apply for the ESTIV Best Poster Award the following documents are required:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting letter from the supervisor or the head of department
  • Abstract accepted for poster presentation
  • Finalized poster in pdf form
  • Proof of student status

By applying for the ESTIV best poster award, the winners automatically agree to be highlighted at the ESTIV web page and social media with a photo and information on the awarded research content.

EPAA 3Rs Student grants

Two levels of grants are offered by the EPAA partners: 1 half grant and 1 full grant.

  • A half grant covers the reimbursement of the event registration fees for the student/young scientist as well as travel and accommodation fees, on the basis of the expense receipts up to a maximum of 500 ‚ā¨.
  • A full grant covers the reimbursement of the event registration fees for the student/young scientist as well as travel and accommodation fees, up to a maximum total amount of 1000‚ā¨, on the basis of the expense receipts.

Please find the further information on eligibility criteria, application and selection process here:

ECOPA Award

ecopa, the European consensus-platform for alternatives, will grant an award to the best contribution of a young scientists presenting research on the 3Rs, and more specifically towards New Approach Methods (NAMs) without animal testing.

The Board of ecopa will assign the Award to one applicant. The amount of the Award is normally 500 Euros per person, but the Board can increase the amount of the Award if warranted.

Applicants should:

  • be born in 1992 or later
  • be the first author of a contribution submitted to ICT 2022 either as a poster or short oral presentation
  • attend the conference in person and present his/her abstract
  • submit a Curriculum Vitae during the award application

The selection will consider the originality and the effectiveness of the contribution as well as the commitment in promoting NAMs in the scientific environment. There is no restriction on academic qualification.

How to apply

Application during abstract submission

If delegates submit their abstract as a ‚ÄúPoster‚ÄĚ or as a “Poster or Short Oral Communication” and if they are not older than 35, they can apply for the following awards:

  • EUROTOX Gerhard Zbinden Early Career Award
  • ECETOC Christa Hennes Early Career Award
  • Alfonso Lostia Best Poster Award
  • ESTIV Best Poster Award


If delegates are born in 1992 or later they can also apply for the ECOPA Award during the abstract submission process.

Furthermore, they can apply for the EUROTOX travel bursary there.

If the abstract is selected as “Short Oral Communication”, the possible applications for a poster award (Alfonso Lostia Award, ESTIV Award) will not be considered.

The winners will be selected by an evaluation panel and will be announced during the closing ceremony.

All awards and bursaries will only be paid out if the participant attends the on-site congress. Payment will be made either on site in cash or after the congress by bank transfer.

Other applications

To apply for the IUTOX travel award please visit:
https://iutox.org/awards-and-grants.asp.
Submission deadline is March 31, 2022.

There is no application needed for the IUTOX Trainee Award. The posters will be selected from among all submitters.

Applications for the Robert L. Dixon International Travel Award are available on the TEF website.

Applications for the EPAA 3Rs Student grants must be sent to EPAA functional mailbox (grow‚Äźepaa@ec.europa.eu) until July 07, 2022.

Contact

For any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Jessica Heimbecher
Phone: +49 351 65573138
Email: registration@ict2022.com

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