Awards and Prizes

The BTS celebrates scientific excellence and contributions to the field with recognition awards across the career stages. In addition, we promote collaboration and sharing of ideas with support awards to allow members to present their work at conferences and build skills & networks through collaboration.

Recognition Awards

Barnes Prize

A distinguished leader in toxicology, safety science or associated disciplines

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Paton Prize

A distinguished leader in toxicology, safety science or associated disciplines

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Frank Sullivan Award (Early Career)

An early career toxicologist, typically in the first 10 years of their career, whose work has a clear impact in toxicology

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Achievement Award (Mid-Career)

An exceptional mid-career toxicologist, typically 10 to 25 years into their career, who is making a substantial and broadening contribution to the science of toxicology

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Malcolm Blackwell Award (NEST)

An inspirational and impactful role model to early career researchers in the field of toxicology; nominated by the Society’s early career members and selected by the Network for Early-Stage Toxicologists (NEST)

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ASCEPT Lecture Award

An exceptional toxicologist who will deliver the BTS Keynote Presentation at the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)

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Recognition of Contribution to the Society

Honorary Fellowships (HonFBTS)

The award of Honorary Fellow of the BTS is recognition of an outstanding contribution to the science and profession of toxicology

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Fellowship (FBTS)

Individuals elected to FBTS will have made substantial contributions to the discipline of toxicology and will also normally have made a significant contribution to the work of the Society

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President’s Award

Recognising BTS members who make a significant contribution to the Society

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Travel Awards

Gay Hawksworth EUROTOX Travel Award

To attend EUROTOX, Europe’s international toxicology conference, to give an oral or poster communication

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Gordon Gibson Travel Award

To attend the Gordon Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity or a toxicology related Gordon Conference to give an oral or poster communication

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BTS Travel Award

To attend any toxicology related conference to present an oral or poster communication

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Norman Aldridge NEST Travel Award

To support a BTS member in the early stages of their career to collaborate and/or learn skills by visiting laboratories or research centres within or outside the UK

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Student Congress Awards, Bursaries and Vacation Scholarships

Best Poster & Oral Communication at the Annual Congress

Student prizes are awarded for the best oral and poster communication at the BTS Annual Congress

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Student BTS Congress Bursaries

To support students to attend the BTS Annual Congress to present an oral or poster communication

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Student Vacation Scholarships

To support the living costs of a student or new graduate to gain research experience in toxicology to guide their next career step

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Please contact secretariat@thebts.org if you have any questions about the awards.

  • All time limits on career stages are indicative and relevant factors will be considered (career breaks etc.); an individual cannot control all the factors that govern the speed at which they move between career stages so relevant circumstances will be considered to ensure equitable access to awards.
  • All expense claims must be in-line with BTS Travel Policy and will only be reimbursed upon receipt of an itemised claim with receipts.
  • Where no award has been made, applications/nominations received after the specified deadline may be considered, on a case-by-case basis.
  • For Recognition Awards, if nominating others please ensure that you have their permission for the BTS to contact them for this purpose. Many awards can be self nominated.
  • In extraordinary circumstances the BTS may rescind recognition awards (e.g. in the instance of professional misconduct).
  • For travel and support awards, expenses will not be reimbursed until reports are received.  Reports must be received within 2 months of concluding the work/conference.
  • Details of other possible sources of funding that have been applied for must be supplied at the time of application, and you should inform the secretariat@thebts.org promptly if other applications have been successful.
  • Student Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships are open to those studying toxicology and related disciplines and includes those engaged in taught academic courses (MSc, BSc, etc.), Postgraduate Studies (PhD, D. Phil, etc.). This includes apprenticeships, as well as those studying part-time whilst working; however, since the BTS is a charity, we encourage those studying whilst working to seek funding from their employer