Important Dates

October 29
Abstract Submission
Registration Open
November 15
Tshirt Design Submissions
December 5
Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration Deadline
December 6
Abstract Revision Deadline
January 31
Housing Reservation Deadline

Meeting Organizers

Luis M. Corrochano,
Universidad de Sevilla

Xiaorong Lin,
University of Georgia

Fungal Home      PROGRAM: Conference and Travel Awards

Conference and Travel Awards

DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

Graduate student and postdoctoral GSA members are eligible to apply for this award to support travel costs for national and international meetings and laboratory courses, including the Fungal Genetics Conference. The award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. The Award is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. Visit the award website for more information. The application site will open October 18, 2018.

Fungal Meeting Travel Awards

Deadline: November 13, 2018

Funds will be available to support the participation of students and others that might otherwise be unable to attend. Awards are generally limited to room and board, although in special circumstances, travel assistance may also be available. If you wish to be considered for such support, please complete the Travel Award Application by November 13, 2018. All applicants must register by the early registration deadline for the meeting. The meeting typically sells out so do not wait until the December 5 deadline to register. If you do not receive a travel award and are therefore unable to attend, then a full refund for registration (not housing) will be given. Recipients of travel awards will receive a check at the meeting.

GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards

Deadline for application: November 13, 2018

GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards are available to promote excellence in undergraduate research and education. This award provides travel support to undergraduate GSA members who will be presenting research findings at a GSA conference, including the Fungal Genetics Conference. The application site opened October 18, 2018.

Learn more about applying for the Awards and contributing to the Award Fund.

Perkins Fund Award

Deadline for application: December 5, 2018

The Perkins Fund Award allows graduate students or postdoctoral scientists that utilize Neurospora as an experimental organism to attend the Fungal Genetics Conference or the Neurospora Conference. It is now time to solicit nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees.

As a result of the community’s generosity, the fund can support two awards to attend the upcoming 30th Fungal Genetics Conference. Awards of approximately $400 each will go to one graduate student and one postdoctoral scientist. Nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees should be made in the form of a one-page letter from the candidate’s research advisor. This letter should include a 200 word description of why the individual’s work is exceptional. Up to two re-prints or pre-prints of published research may also be included with the nomination.

Evaluation of the nominations will be overseen by the Neurospora Policy Committee. The awardees will be notified prior to the meeting, and the award will be presented on the final night of the meeting.

The nomination letter and any accompanying materials should be sent as a PDF via e-mail no later than December 5, 2018 to: Chair Neurospora Policy Committee, E-mail:

Fungal Genetics Conference Student Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by graduate students. The judging criteria is based on both scientific merit and clarity of presentation. Winners will be announced at the general session in the afternoon on Saturday, March 16.

Genetics Society of America Postdoc Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by postdoc members. If you are a Genetics Society of America member, the first AND presenting author on the abstract, and a postdoc you may nominate your poster for an award. Both scientific merit and clarity of presentation will be taken into account. Winners will be announced at the general session in the afternoon on Saturday, March 16.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Member of the Genetics Society of America
  2. First and presenting author
  3. Postdoc