Deadline is 12 June 2020.

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Science government conceptCreated in 1997, this award is intended to recognize exemplary dedication and service by a scientist or scientific organization toward promoting the collective application of environmental toxicology and chemistry to risk assessment in a government function; promoting the implementation of programs that can be used for the development of ecologically sound and acceptable practices and principles; and providing a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of society involved in the protection of the welfare of the general public.

Eligibility

Candidates for this award will be restricted to public sector employees of a government in the SETAC North America geographic unit: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, or subnational jurisdictions thereof e.g., states, provinces, territories, and local governments.

They must be a current SETAC member in good standing.

Application Instructions

The application package must contain all of the requested materials listed below.

  • Letter of nomination (Two [2] pages maximum). This letter is provided by a SETAC member who is familiar with the contributions the nominee has made. This document describes the contributions of the nominee and should describe the nominee’s work and how it is aligned with the Award’s purpose, eligibility, and/or criteria of the award. This letter must indicate how the individual exemplifies dedication and service by a scientist or scientific organization toward promoting the collective application of environmental toxicology and chemistry to risk assessment in a government function, promoting the implementation of programs that can be used for the development of ecologically sound and acceptable practices and principles; and providing a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of society involved in the protection of the welfare of the general public;
  • Two (2) letters of support from individuals who are SETAC members and familiar with the contributions the nominee has made. The letters should each indicate how the individual exemplifies dedication and service by a scientist or scientific organization toward promoting the collective application of environmental toxicology and chemistry to risk assessment in a government function. The letters must indicate how the individual has made contributions to SETAC using the award criteria. Each letter should be no more than two (2) pages and contain information not given in the Letter of Nomination. The support letters should clearly describe the impact of the nominee’s work that aligns with the effort with the Award’s purpose, eligibility and/or criteria;
  • Biographical sketch – A brief (3000 characters or fewer) bio that focuses on the award criteria. Please do not include a list of publications;
  • Citation (50 words or fewer): Include a suggested citation that can be inscribed on the award and used to summarize the accomplishment (e.g., for his or her outstanding accomplishment…).

Selection Process

The SETAC North America Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee for Professional Awards will evaluate nominations. Announcement of the awardee will be made at the SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting, which will be held from 15–19 November 2020 in Fort Worth, TX, USA.

For further information, contact Laura Swanson.