The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee has funding to match half of the cost of undergraduate internships to augment existing summer programs in toxicology during summer 2022. New intern hosts as well as previously funded hosts may apply for funding. Complete details are found on this webpage. The host institution or other funding source(s) will provide the other 50% for each SOT-supported position. SOT provides direct costs but no institutional overhead. 

Application deadline is January 7, 2022.

Questions? Contact Betty Eidemiller, SOT FUTURE staff liaison.

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. Co-Applicant (If appropriate)

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* 3. Please provide

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* 4. Overall goal of your undergraduate internship program (up to 200 words).

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* 5. In a few sentences, please give examples of the types of research projects previous undergraduate students have conducted in your program (e.g., lab-based, modeling, or community-based projects, whole animal, or in vitro systems).

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* 6. Please provide

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* 7. How is the intern program funded (e.g., department, NIH R25, NSF, private donations, etc.)?

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* 8. How many faculty members typically participate in the program?

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* 9. SOT members who are potential intern mentors.

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* 10. Based on your plans at date of application, will the research experience be…?
(Note: For those funded, we will request updated information in April based upon state/federal conditions.)

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* 11. If you are planning an in-person internship and it is necessary to have a remote/virtual internship for summer 2022, describe briefly how you plan to organize your summer research program to achieve your undergraduate training and mentoring goals. (Note: This does not have to be complete plan)

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* 12. Describe any activities the program arranges for students to supplement laboratory work experience (participation in lab meetings, guest speakers, poster preparation, community-based programs, tours of relevant industry or government sites, etc.).

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* 13. Explain the recruitment methods used by the program, efforts to be inclusive, any specific groups that are targeted for recruitment (local or national, underrepresented, disadvantaged backgrounds, etc.), and the criteria for selection.

Note that SOT priority for funding is student interns with a strong potential for retention in a path through toxicology graduate school.

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* 14. Provide a brief description of how the program activities and outcomes are evaluated (e.g., internal survey instrument, university symposium, national survey instrument: SURE, etc.)

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* 15. Previous years of SOT Intern Funding

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* 16. If you have received SOT intern funding in the past, upload a file that provides brief follow-up information about the SOT-funded students (long-term beneficial outcomes such as SOT abstracts submitted, Pfizer SOT/SURA Awards, students who went on to biomedical/environmental graduate studies or pursued a toxicology-related career path, etc.). The file might include the information in table format.

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* 17. Describe any follow up activities to track students to see if they pursue careers (e.g., go to graduate school) in science/toxicology.

In the next section, provide details for the funds requested.

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* 18. Indicate the expected cost of the internship for 2022 on a per student basis. You are requesting up to a 50% match of the total per student cost from SOT. Only summer expenses are allowable.

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* 19. Description for "Other" requested above.

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* 20. Funding

In submitting this application, I affirm that my institution supports this request and has no conditions prohibiting specifically identifiable SOT-sponsored undergraduate internship positions. Nor will the institution require payment of overhead. We recognize that SOT assumes no liabilities related to the internship program at your institution. Further we agree that SOT will be able to mention the internship, the institution, and the student in SOT materials, and that SOT will conduct follow up evaluation activities.

In addition, I certify that I will receive FERPA clearance from students with SOT funding so that the student name, email, address, phone, and home institution information can be shared with SOT.

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* 21. Is institutional confirmation required to submit this application?

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* 22. Use this signature verification form to upload the institutional signature if required.

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Thank you for submitting your application.
 --The FUTURE Committee

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