The Otto HUTZINGER Student Awards are presented for outstanding student presentations at the annual Dioxin Symposium to acknowledge their scientific contribution to the field of halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This award honours Professor Otto HUTZINGER as the founder of the Dioxin Symposia and his continuing interest as a teacher and researcher committed to moving science forward and to stimulating young students and the next generation of researchers. In total, six awards will be granted to students, two in each of the following three categories:

    A. Sources and analysis of legacy and emerging POPs.
    B. Environmental occurrence of halogenated POPs.
    C. Human exposure, toxicology and risk assessment of POPs.

    The Otto HUTZINGER Student Awards will be presented by the International Advisory Board of the Dioxin Symposia on Friday September 4th, 2020. The award consists of a plaque reflecting a local aspect of the current year’s Dioxin Symposium as well as an honorarium. The winners’ names will be published on the Symposium’s website dedicated page after the event.

    Application Guidelines
    1. The applicant must be a student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the submission/deadline for submission. Documentation of student status must be provided (i.e. statement from supervising professor or department chairperson to confirm student status or other official documentation).
    2. The student must submit a full 4-page paper using the guidelines established by the meeting organizers and described on the meeting website. The short paper must include the following sections: Title, Authors and Affiliations, Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results and Discussion (or a combined Results and Discussion Section), References, Figures and/or Tables.
    3. The student applicant must be the first author (underlined) of the submitted research paper and must be the one who presents the work as an oral or poster presentation at the Symposium. Since this award is specifically directed toward assessment of the contributions and work of the student applicant, the paper can not contain more than four additional co-authors.
    Students whose paper or abstract do not meet these guidelines will not be considered.

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