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Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards
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2014/2015 GSA Undergraduate Travel Award Application

for GSA conferences held between December 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015


Applications are due by: October 3, 2014
Application deadline has passed. The application is closed.



I am applying for the Victoria Finnerty Award (Drosophila Conference Only)


*All Fields Required


• Applicants must be members of GSA for the 2015 calendar year (January 1 - December 31). The 2015 GSA membership application will be available mid-September. Please check back frequently at
• Applicants must be presenting research at the meeting to be eligible for the award.

First Name:  

Middle Initial:  

Last Name:  



Institution Type:  

Address Line 1:  

Address Line 2:  

State:    (US only)
Zip Code:    (US only)
Province:    (Non-US only)
Postal Code:    (Non-US only)
Phone Number:  

e.g.: 301-555-1515

E-mail Address:  
Research Mentor:  
Expected date of graduation:  


Anticipated Degree:  

I have already been accepted to graduate school


Research Experience


Statement of Current Research Interests and Progress (limit to 700 words)
Explain how attendance at a specific GSA conference will enhance your professional development (limit to 250 words)

Budget Information

NOTE: The Victoria Finnerty Award will only cover half the cost of the hotel room, the $35 registration fee, and transportation cost. Thus, the only true variable to be discussed in the budget justification is the cost of transportation. Please do not include information about room and board.

GSA Conference:    

Round-trip travel costs:  

$ (do not use commas)

Amount requested:  

$ (do not use commas)

Budget Justification:
(limit to 250 words)



Please provide names of two references who will provide letters of recommendation. One of these should be the PI of the laboratory in which you are conducting research. The second may be a postdoc, graduate student, or technician with whom you are working directly or another science professor who is familiar with your research or coursework. Immediately after the successful submission of your application, each person you have given as a reference will receive an e-mail requesting the submission of a letter of recommendation on your behalf, to be received by the Administrative Office no later than October 10, 2014.

Reference 1



E-mail Address: 

Reference 2



E-mail Address: 



Please review the contents of this form for completeness and accuracy before submitting it to the GSA Administrative Office.


All applications will be received online. Please send any questions or concerns to:


Beth Ruedi
Director of Education and Professional Development
Genetics Society of America
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3998