by The Procter & Gamble Company
The SETAC / Procter & Gamble
Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science, sponsored by the
Procter & Gamble Company, will provide $15,000 (USD) for 1-year Ph.D.
studies. Although this award is offered annually, its focus rotates among
Europe/Africa, Asia/Pacific–Latin America, and North America.
The Fellowship for 2014 will
target students in Asia/Pacific-Latin America. Proposals for 2014 must be submitted by 1
September 2013. Topics for the 2014 Fellowship are listed below.
to Determine Fate of Chemicals in Solid and Water Waste Systems.
Approaches to Estimate Bioaccumulation, Bioavailability or Mode of Toxicity.
Alternative, In Vitro and In Silico Methods for Environmental Assessments.
Methods to Extrapolate Laboratory Measures of Environmental Fate and Effects to
of LCA and Other Methods to Assess Sustainability of Chemicals, Products and
Environmental Science for Critical Evaluation of "Green Chemistry" and
of Environmental Science and Risk Assessment in Sound Management and Regulation
Each fellowship recipient is
assigned a Procter & Gamble mentor and a SETAC liaison to discuss research
progress and to develop links to professionals conducting similar research in business,
academia, and government. Each recipient will be invited to give interim and
final presentations at regional and global SETAC meetings as well as at a
Procter & Gamble Technical Center.
Past Award Winners
- 2013- Laura Carter. "Predicting the uptake of ionisable compounds into soil invertebrates" University of York, UK
- 2012 - Brett
Blackwell. "Transport and potential biological effects of particulate
bound veterinary growth promoters emanating from beef cattle feedyards of
the Southern High Plains, USA." Texas Tech University, USA
- 2011 - Debora
Jesabel Perez. "Potential of the wetland macrophyte Bidens laevis L. as biomonitor of
genotoxic effects of the insecticide endosulfan." Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
- 2010 - Patricks
Voua Otomo. "Assessing the Role of Temperature in Metal Toxicity to
Soil Organisms by using Biomarkers and Life Cycle Responses."
University of Sellenbosch, South Africa
- 2009 - Michelle
Blickley. "Investigating the Bioavailability and Toxicological
Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials Quantum Dot, in Marine Teleosts."
Duke University, USA
- 2008 - Sagarika
Mohanty. "Effect of Surfactant Enhanced Bioavailability on
Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons." Indian Institute of
- 2007 - Nynke
Kramer. "The Consequences of Bioavailability in In Vitro Systems."
Utrecht University, Netherlands
- 2006 – Karen
Eisenreich. "Comparative Metabolism and Potential Implications of
Brominated Flame Retardant Exposure in Two Species of Turtles.” University
of Maryland, USA
- 2005 - Janet
Cumming. "Environmental Behavior and Ecotoxicology of Polymeric
Quaternary Ammonium Salts as Used in Cosmetic Applications." Griffith
University School of Australian Environmental Studies, Brisbane,
- 2004 - Barbara
Luchsinger. "Novel Bioanalytical Technique for Chemically Reactive
Species." Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science &
Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland.
- 2003 - Lance J.
Schuler. "Collection and Interpretation of Body Residue-Effects Data
for Use in Ecological Risk Assessments." Southern Illinois
- 2002 - Luis
Rodrigo Orrego. "Effect of Pulp & Paper Mill Effluent on Bio Bio
River in Central Chile: Use of reproductive, physiological, and
biochemical biomarkers." University of Concepción, Chile.
Doctoral students who are SETAC
members and whose research area and academic standing are consistent with the
research topics may apply. The student's major professor/dissertation director
must have a good academic record and be or become a SETAC member. Because the
award is paid to the recipient's institution to cover costs and because no
overhead expenses are allowed, it is necessary that an authorized
representative approve the application on behalf of the institution and certify
that none of the award will be spent on overhead.
An applicant should prepare the
following materials, in order, and submit electronically as a single PDF
fileto theSETAC Office, Pensacola, Florida, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application packet must contain all of the requested materials to be
considered for the award.
- Cover page
containing title of Fellowship, title of research proposal, name and
mailing address of applicant and authorized institutional representative,
and approval signatures of dissertation director and authorized
representative of the institution.
- A description of
the dissertation research prepared by the applicant consisting of:
- 2 pages maximum a) title, b) objectives, c) rationale,
d) relevancy to environmental quality or risk assessment;
- 2 pages maximum e) general methodological approaches;
- 2 pages maximum f) significance of anticipated
results, and g) a report of progress on work completed on the project to
This entire section (a–g) must
not exceed6 pages of single-spaced text.
- A curriculum
vitae of the applicant (1-page maximum), transcripts of all graduate work,
and a listing of undergraduate courses relevant to the applicant's field
- A letter in
support of the applicant from the dissertation director that includes a
statement that resources required to conduct the research are available to
the applicant and that the proposed research can be completed during the
period of the fellowship.
- One high-resolution
The material requested above
should be sent to the SETAC Office, email@example.com.
Complete application packages must be received on or before 1 September 2013.
Procter & Gamble Statement
on Use of Animals in Research*:
Current scientific knowledge and
regulatory frameworks can require that animals be used in the development of
new methods to safeguard humans and wildlife. There is, however, an expectation
that all options to reduce, refine or replace animal use will be incorporated
into any research proposal. Applicants should therefore include an evaluation
of whether and why vertebrate animal use is necessary for their proposed
research and also describe the treatment (i.e., collection, dosing, housing,
euthanasia) of any vertebrates to be used in the research. Click here for more
on Procter & Gamble's policy on the use of animals in research.
Reports and Acknowledgments:
Copies of the dissertation and
any article, paper, or manuscript prepared under the Fellowship are required
from the recipient. These should be sent to the above address. Publications
resulting from work under the Fellowship should bear the following statement:
"This work was supported by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and
Chemistry (SETAC) Doctoral Fellowship, sponsored by the Procter & Gamble
Selection of Awardee:
The SETAC Global Awards
Committee will evaluate all proposals by using a standardized score sheet.
Candidates who do not speak English as a native language may benefit from
pre-submission review for grammar and content. (SETAC will not be responsible
for pre-submission revi17ew.) Announcement of the award will be made at the SETAC
North America 34th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, 17-21 November 2013, and at subsequent regional meetings in Asia/Pacific–Latin
America or Europe.
Procter & Gamble Statement on
the Use of Animals in Research is not officially endorsed by and does not
necessarily reflect the views of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and