Awards/Financial Aid

GSA Awards

GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards 

To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, the Genetics Society of America has established a travel award to assist undergraduates attending a GSA conference and presenting their research. Undergraduates attending the meeting as a part of the Drosophila community may apply for Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards using the same application. For more information visit the award page

TAGC Trainee Travel Awards 

GSA will provide some funding to support travel costs for young geneticists (graduate students and postdocs) to attend The Allied Genetics Conference. 

MaPD Childcare Grants 

GSA and the Mentoring and Professional Development Committee (MaPD) are pleased to offer support to parents while attending The Allied Genetics Conference. The childcare grants are available to help offset the cost of childcare, enabling members with dependent children to attend the meeting.  

GSA Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by GSA graduate and undergraduate student members. If you are a Genetics Society of America member, the first AND presenting author on the abstract and an undergraduate or graduate student you may nominate your poster for an award. Both scientific merit and clarity of presentation will be taken into account. Winners will be announced Sunday, July 17 at the plenary session.

DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

In recognition of the critical role DeLill Nasser played for the discipline and for her love of genetics, in 2001, The Genetics Society of America established The DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, an award for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses. The Award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser.

For more information, click here. Applications will be accepted beginning in late February, 2016.

57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Awards

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards

Drosophila Image Award

Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture

Mouse Genetics 2016

IMGS Trainee Scholarships

Trainee scholarships from the IMGS will be awarded to help cover meeting expenses to those registered for the Mouse Genetics section of the TAGC. Visit for additional information.

Population, Evolutionary, And Quantitative Genetics Awards

James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award

Yeast Genetics Meeting Lifetime Achievement Award

Yeast Genetics Meeting Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira Herskowitz Award

Winge-Lindegren Address

Lee Hartwell Lecture

Zebrafish Awards

Chi-Bin Chien Award