Achievement Award (Mid-Career)

This award is made in recognition of the achievements of an exceptional mid-career member of the BTS, who is within 10 to 25 years of their highest qualification.

Candidate Attributes

An exceptional mid-career toxicologist who has made a substantial and broadening contribution to the science of toxicology (research, regulation, risk assessment, communication, mentoring, education and training)


Biennially in even numbered years

  • Invitation to deliver the Achievement Award Lecture at the Annual Congress
  • Commemorative certificate
  • Registration, accommodation, and travel for the Annual Congress in line with BTS Travel Policy
  • The nominee will typically be within 10-25 years of their highest qualification at the time of the BTS Annual Congress
  • The nominee will have been a BTS member for a minimum of 2 years prior to the nomination closure date
  • Open to all members meeting the above criteria, independent of age or place of employment
Application requirements

The nominator should send the following information to the BTS Secretariat:

  • Full CV of the candidate
  • Description (of no more than 1000 words) of the candidate’s achievements to date.
  • Brief summary of the reason for the nomination (no more than 250 words), including how the individual fulfils the eligibility for the award.

Applications will be judged on the success and impact of their toxicology-focused studies, quality and translation of their work to the wider toxicology field, their broadening impact in guiding and developing others within the scientific community, and contribution to the work of the BTS.

  • Nominations should be submitted in response to a call to the Membership in the year preceding the relevant Annual Congress.
  • Nominations for the award can be made by any member of the BTS, including the self nomination.
  • Nominations will be reviewed by the Scientific Sub-Committee (SSC) which makes recommendations for ratification by the Executive Committee.
  • The successful awardee will be notified by the Chair of the Scientific Sub-Committee by the end of February preceding the Annual Congress.

2020/1   Dr Helen Prior, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

2022     Dr Richard Currie, Syngenta