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SETAC Government Service Award
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Created 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.

Past Award Winners

  • Alex Stone, 2017
  • Christine Custer, 2016
  • Thomas Custer, 2016
  • Fengchang Wu, 2015
  • Lisa Williams, 2014
  • John D. Walker, 2013
  • W. Nelson Beyer, 2012
  • Robert S. Boethling, 2011
  • John E. Elliott, 2010
  • Todd S. Bridges, 2009
  • Barnett Rattner, 2007
  • Rick Scroggins, 2006
  • Debra Denton, 2005
  • James Huckins, 2004
  • Christopher Ingersoll, 2003
  • Foster (Sonny) Mayer, 2002
  • Edward Long, 2001
  • Sam Luoma, 2000
  • William H. van der Schalie, 1998
  • Robert Huggett, 1997


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. In addition, eligible candidates must be SETAC members.

Application Instructions:

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

  • Letter of nomination.
  • A curriculum vitae (five pages maximum).
  • Supporting documentation of the award criteria.
  • Three letters of recommendation that provide support for the candidate and contributions for the award criteria.
  • One high resolution photo.

Selection of Awardee:

The SETAC North America Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee for Professional Awards will evaluate nominations independently by using a standardized score sheet. Announcement of the awardee will be made at the SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Califorina, 4-8 November 2018.

To Submit:

ALL applications must be submitted electronically to Laura Swanson at the SETAC office. Completed application must arrive by TBD.