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.
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: email@example.com
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.