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Travel Grants for Graduate Students

Travel grants are available to OSU graduate students presenting research findings relating to Interdisciplinary Toxicology. These areas may include, but are not limited to:

  •   Environmental chemistry
  •   Cytotoxicity studies
  •   Environmental policy
  •   Risk assessment

Support through this grant provides partial support for students presenting at national/international meetings. The deadline for applying is: August 30, 2021, for a conference in the Fall; January 24, 2022, for a conference in the Spring semester.

In Fall 2021, there will be funds available to support a select number of students attending the 2021 North American SETAC Conference (Portland, OR) to make a trip to Dr. Harper's lab at Oregon State University.


Applications should consist of the following:

1.     A brief description of the student’s research project.

2.     An explanation of how travel support will benefit professional development.

3.     A letter of support from the student’s advisor.


The Paracelsus Award is a cash prized given annually to a “top” ITP student based on activities throughout the year. A letter of application with a brief summary of participation/accomplishments listed below is required.  Additionally, a letter from the student's academic advisor in support of the application is requested and should be sent separately.

active participation in ITP-sponsored events (e.g. seminars, GSIT meetings)

  • evidence of outstanding academic record in ITP courses
  • evidence of any leadership roles related to toxicology
  • evidence of toxicology-related scholarships or awards

 Deadline May 20 - please submit letters electronically to


Awards and Recognition 

  • 2018
    Congratulations to Chris Goodchild for his best PhD Platform Presentation and to Jeff Krall for his best Undergraduate Poster Presentation at North American SETAC!
  • 2017
    Congratulations are in order for Minu Pilvankar, a student in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, for receiving the International ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship. This fellowship aims to provide opportunities to students who have not traditionally participated in the field of data and computational science. Twelve fellows were selected based on their potential for excellence in their field, as well as their ability to serve as leaders and role models for diversity in the workplace. As part of the fellowship, Minu will receive an annual stipend of $15,000 to support her doctoral research. This is the first time that this prestigious fellowship has been earned by a student at Oklahoma State University.
    Minu is pursuing her doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Ashlee Ford Versypt, with whom she also received her Master’s at OSU. Minu’s work focuses on creating computer models of the biochemical networks in podocyte cells in order to better understand physiological and biochemical complications arising from Diabetic Kidney Disease. This research could lead to the development of better drug therapies and delivery methods for individuals with this condition. For more information about Minu’s achievement, check out the full write-up here.



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