Workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation<http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/evalatm/3rs-meetings/aop-wksp-2014/index.html> Competition for Podium Presentation and Travel Support The steering committee of “Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation” (to be held Sept 3-5, 2014 in Bethesda) invites students and postdoctoral fellows presenting posters at the meeting to submit their abstracts for competitive evaluation. Winners will be included on the meeting agenda for a brief oral presentation of their poster in addition to receiving travel support to attend the meeting. This support is offered by the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) in line with government travel regulations. Eligibility: Applicants must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or doctoral degree at an accredited institution or in a postdoctoral research position. Students and postdocs working in the laboratory of a member of the organizing committee are not eligible. Submission: Applications should be submitted by email to Michael Paris at paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> and must be received no later than July 25, 2014. Application packages must include: 1. A statement clearing specifying that you are applying to the Competition for Podium Presentation and Travel Support. 2. Your full name and complete contact information (physical address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address). 3. Your current position (undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral trainee). 4. A statement confirming that will attend at the entire workshop September 3-5, 2014 at the William H. Natcher Conference Center. 5. The poster abstract of your research project. 6. A 1-2 page write-up describing the work presented in the poster. 7. A letter of support from your mentor confirming your eligibility and indicating your specific role in generating the results as reported on the poster Presentation: Each winner will give a 6-8 minute talk about the work presented in his or her poster during a special session at the end of Day 2 of the workshop. Winners must attend the entire conference in addition to presenting their poster in order to receive travel support. Travel Support: Winners will receive travel support through the NICEATM support contract in accordance with U.S. federal government travel guidelines. Support is limited to travel within the United States. Applications will be accepted from foreign students and postdocs, but travel support will be limited to airfare within the United States, lodging and per diem. Federal employees may apply, but are not eligible to receive travel support. Selection: The Organizing Committee will select recipients based on the following criteria: 1. Clear, well-written, thorough description of the work 2. Innovation and scientific merit 3. Implementation of a novel AOP framework or relevance to an existing AOP 4. Applicability to regulatory toxicology Individual Steering Committee members will be recused from evaluation of applications from their own institutions or any other application with which they have a real or potential conflict of interest. Recipients of the travel support will be notified by August 5, 2014. Workshop Steering Committee Members Warren Casey, NICEATM/NIEHS George Daston, Procter & Gamble Stephen Edwards, U.S. EPA, NHEERL Michelle Embry, HESI Nicole Kleinstreuer, ILS/NICEATM (co-chair) Joanna Matheson, U.S. CPSC Donna Mendrick, U.S. FDA, NCTR Elizabeth Maull, NICEATM/NIEHS Sharon Munn, EURL ECVAM Craig Rowlands, DOW Chemical Company Kristie Sullivan, PCRM (co-chair) If you have questions, please contact Nicole Kleinstreuer (nicole.kleinstreuer@xxxxxxx<mailto:nicole.kleinstreuer@xxxxxxx>) or Kristie Sullivan (KSullivan@xxxxxxxx<mailto:KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>).