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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

  • Ron Checkai, 2018
  • 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
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.
  • 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 of Awardee:

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 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, 3-7 November 2019 .

To Submit:

ALL applications must be submitted online by 30 April 2019.


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