Drosophila Awards/Financial Aid


57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Awards

Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture (deadline for nominations January 15)

We invite nominations of candidates to present the Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture held on the opening night of the 57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, July 13, 2016, in Orlando, FL. The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture was established in 1988 by the colleagues, friends and students of Dr. Larry Sandler after his untimely death in 1987. The award serves to honor Dr. Sandler for his many contributions to Drosophila genetics and his exceptional dedication to the training of Drosophila biologists.

Any student completing a Ph.D. in an area of Drosophila research between July 2014 and November 2015 is eligible and may be nominated by his/her thesis advisor.

Past recipients of this honor are:

Bruce Edgar, 1988 Matthew C. Gibson, 2002
Kate Harding, 1989 Sinisa Urban, 2003
Michael Dickinson, 1990 Sean McGuire, 2004
Maurice Kernan, 1991 Elissa Hallem, 2005
Doug Kellogg, 1992 Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos, 2006
David Schneider, 1993 Yu-Chiun Wang, 2007
Kendal Broadie, 1994 Adam A. L. Friedman, 2008
David Begun, 1995 Timothy T. Weil, 2009
Chaoyong Ma, 1996 Leonardo Koerich, 2010
Abby Dernburg, 1997 Daniel Babcock, 2011
Nir Hacohen, 1998 Stephanie Turner Chen, 2012
Terence Murphy, 1999 Weizhe Hong, 2013
Bin Chen, 2000 Ruei-Jiun Hung, 2014
James Wilhelm, 2001 Zhao Zhang, 2015

Nominations should include curriculum vitae, a thesis abstract of one or two pages, and a letter of nomination from the thesis advisor.

The winner receives complimentary airfare, accommodations and registration for the 57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference as well as a lifetime membership in GSA.

Nomination materials should be sent as ONE .pdf file for receipt by January 15, 2016, to: Daniela Drummond-Barbosa.

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards

This fund, which honors the memory of Victoria Finnerty, has been established to support travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Vickie, who died in February 2011, was a long-time member of the Genetics Society of America and served the Drosophila community and the Genetics community at large in many capacities.

A wonderful geneticist, Vickie’s ground-breaking work as a graduate student used high resolution recombination analysis to dissect gene structure. This set the stage for a 35 year career in which she excelled as a gifted teacher as well as research scientist.

For more information click here, and to apply click here.

Drosophila Image Award

The Drosophila Image Award was established in 2004 to recognize compelling images that communicate important findings in Drosophila research. Any image from a paper that has accepted for publication in the calendar year preceding the Drosophila Research Conference is eligible and can be submitted by the researcher who generated it. The Award is given to the most striking image and video that clearly convey an important biological result.

Details of the competition and Award Committee members can be found at www.drosophila-images.org.

GSA Awards/Financial Aid


TAGC Travel Awards

MaPD Childcare Grants

GSA Poster Awards

DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics