Online Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15
Application Materials Deadline: July 1
To encourage and support representation at the SPS annual meeting of student and junior investigators (e.g., technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and early career lab heads) engaged in safety pharmacology.
Eligible candidates include students (undergraduate or graduate), technical staff, and junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows (< 5 years), and early career lab heads. The candidate should have less than 10 years experience in the field of safety pharmacology. Candidates may come from within academia, contract research organizations, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, government or engaged in preclinical research in safety pharmacology.
Exclusion criteria include previous Junior Travel Award winners, professors (undergraduate or graduate programs) and management personnel (e.g. laboratory head, principal investigator, or supervisor/mentor).
In addition to being considered for the Jr. Investigator Travel Award, Jr. Investigators can also enter their poster in the Poster Competition at the Annual Meeting. When submitting your abstract online, please be sure to check the box that indicates you are interested in entering your poster in the competition.
Please Note: Presenting poster author must be a Jr. Investigator and be available to give a poster presentation at the Annual Meeting in order to be eligible to receive the award.
Posters presentations will be judged on the following: Scientific Value, Visual presentation of your poster, and your verbal presentation of your poster.
There is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash award (US issued check) for this competition.
Judging for the poster competition will be scheduled closer to the meeting and sent to all entrants. Please be sure you are present at your poster during these times so that the judges are able to talk with you and have an adequate amount of time to score you properly. If there is a time change for judging, you will be notified via email.
The Jr. Investigator award shall consist of:
The awardees will be notified two weeks from the application deadline and the abstract will be published on the SPS Annual Meeting website. The Award is made to the individual and is not transferable (i.e., if the awardees cannot attend and sends the poster with a colleague, the colleague cannot claim the travel award).
Download Applications: Junior Investigator Travel Award
Applications reviewed by the SPS Junior/Student Travel Award committee using the following criteria:
Up to six (6) Junior Travel Awards will be granted annually with consideration given to select awardees from diverse geographies.
Receipts collected by awardees; submitted to SPS for reimbursement
Note: Lunch during meeting is provided by SPS
Awardee Responsibilities and Process at the Annual Meeting
The review of the abstracts, judging and selection of the winners will be made by the committee. The judging of the applicant materials will take place in July prior to the annual meeting. Any conflicts of interest will be identified prior to judging and judges with conflicts will recuse themselves from evaluating those applications. The full application (abstract, applicant’s CV, and letter of recommendation) will be reviewed by committee members and scores given for each review criterion (see above). The committee chairs will compile a list of scores from all reviewers and the final selection of winners will be discussed by the full committee. The committee will make recommendations to the Board for final approval.
The Committee may refuse to review any abstract they determine to be not aligned with the objective of program.