The Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis

Student and Young Professionals
Travel Awards for Nano Risk Analysis II:

A Workshop to Explore How a Multiple Models Approach

Can Advance Risk Analysis of Nanoscale Materials

September 15-16, 2014 • Washington, D.C.


The Travel Awards competition is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who have applied, we will notify all applicants shortly. Abstracts are still being considered for the poster session - if you would like to present a poster at the Nano Risk Analysis II workshop, please see the instructions HERE.


Got BIG research on NANOmaterials? Come share your interesting work with experts from around the globe at the Society for Risk Analysis Nano Risk Analysis II workshop!


About the travel awards:


The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Engineered Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group (ENMSG) proudly announces the ATS 2014 Travel Scholarship program!  This competition will provide several graduate students and young professionals (i.e., individuals who completed their degree within 5-years) with $500 in travel assistance to attend the Nano Risk Analysis II Workshop. Please share this important opportunity with friends and colleagues by forwarding this email to any qualified applicants.


Apply for a travel award by:


• Develop a 250-word abstract for a poster presentation on your research as it relates to the workshop focus (details below)


• Submit your abstract by 9 p.m. EST August 1, 2014 (email:


• Present your poster at workshop on September 15-16, 2014


Travel Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 15, 2014. If you are not currently a member of the SRA ENMSG, you will receive a complimentary 1-year membership upon registering for the conference. For more information, please visit, or email:


See the Call for Posters page for details on submitting your poster."


About the workshop:


This workshop seeks to elaborate shared strengths and gaps in support of a Weight of Evidence (WOE) approach relying on Alternative Testing Strategy (ATS) to inform context –specific decisions about risk from exposure to novel nanoscale materials. The goal is to inform the development of guidance for ATS use in overall approaches to those decisions. The specific decision focus for this first "state of the science and practice" evaluation is the initial set of decisions that a risk manager would need to make about seeking further (specific) data or declaring obvious safety for a novel nanoscale material. These decisions are typically termed the ‘screening level’ decisions. The kinds of short-term tests include in vitro cell based and cell free assays that can be included in high throughput assays or the initial stages of tiered testing cascades. For more information on this workshop, visit:




Contact: Christian Beaudrie (


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