BTS Fellowship Scheme

The BTS honours eminent toxicologists with the award of Fellow of the BTS (FBTS) or Honorary Fellow of the BTS (Hon FBTS).Nominations are made by the Fellowship Committee, which comprises the President, Immediate Past-President (Chair of the Nominations Subcommittee), Vice-President, General Secretary and Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee The Fellowship Committee is convened annually to review the list of fellowships and make recommendations to the BTS Executive Committee for approval.

Current BTS Fellows and Honorary Fellows (Members Only)

Fellow of the British Toxicology Society


  • Individuals nominated will be members of the BTS and will have made substantial contributions to the discipline of toxicology, and will also normally have made a significant contribution to the work of the BTS.
  • Nominees will usually have been members of the BTS for at least seven years.

Entitlement of Fellows

Fellows are entitled to use the term FBTS after their name.  They will pay the same rate as ordinary members (i.e. full member or retired member).

Fellows who no longer pay a BTS subscription are entitled to use the term FBTS (retired).  In this instance the term “retired” is defined as either retired from active professional life or retired from the BTS whilst possibly remaining active in another scientific discipline.

Honorary Fellow of the British Toxicology Society

The award of Honorary Fellow of the BTS is recognition of an outstanding contribution to the science and profession of toxicology, including to the BTS. In most cases the recipient will be a member of the BTS, but this is not a prerequisite.


In making recommendations for the award of Honorary Fellow, the Fellowship Committee will take into account the following aspects:

  • Outstanding scientific contributions, defined as having driven a ‘step-change’ in scientific thinking or approach;
  • Contributions to education and training, and promotion of the science of toxicology;
  • Contributions to leadership, management, science and promotion of the BTS;
  • The level of ‘prestige’ and value to the Society of making the award.

Entitlement of Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows are entitled to use the term Hon FBTS after their name.  They do not pay a subscription to the BTS and are entitled to free registration for the BTS Annual Congress.