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Society Awards

Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal
Genetics Society of America Medal
George W. Beadle Award
Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education
The Novitski Prize
The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

The GSA Excellence in Research Journalism Award

 

Trainee Awards

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards
The GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards
DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics
Trainee Poster Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not currently accepting applications.

 

In early September, we will be accepting applications for courses or conferences taking place between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015.

At that time, the application will be available here.

 

 

 

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.

Nasser, who died in 2000, was at NSF for more than 22 years and was considered the “patron saint” of genetics and friend of many geneticists. She was primarily interested “in the science” and because of this interest championed the funding of the genomic sequencing of Arabidopsis and research in Drosophila. Giving them time and support, Nasser enabled researchers to work on genetic problems, sometimes seemingly obscure, which resulted in significant progress in genetics research. For more about Nasser, please see the tribute published in the August 2001 issue of GENETICS.

Nasser was especially supportive of young scientists, people who were beginning their careers and those trying to open new areas of genetic inquiry.

 

Review criteria for the award:

 

In the first round, applications are judged on:
 

Significance of research:

  • Research MUST be in genetics and not, for example, biophysics

  • Research with higher impact on the field would be reviewed more favorably

  • Applicant-initiated science an asset 

Productivity, based on:

  • Publication record

  • Letters of recommendation

Diversity:

  • Demographics

  • Geographic location/type of institution

  • This often comes to light in the letters of recommendation

Other considerations:

  • Demonstrated service and leadership

  • Seniority of student/postdoc – applicants nearing the end of their postdoctoral training or graduate degree who have been productive are generally given higher priority over those at the start of their training.

In the second round, applications are judged also on:
 

The fit between the student/postdoc and their choice of conference, workshop, or course

The budget 

 

Previous DeLill Nasser Award Winners


DeLill Nasser Awards have two rounds of applications per year; one for courses and conferences occurring between January 1 and June 30, and another for courses and conferences occurring between July 1 and December 31. Monitor the GSA e-News and this webpage for updates about application windows.


 

Contribute to The DeLill Nasser Fund:

 

Contribute online with your membership renewal or click here to donate online.


Or, send a check to the Genetics Society of America with “DeLill Nasser Fund” written in the lower left memo and mail to:

Adam Fagen
Executive Director
Genetics Society of America
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
 

* The Genetics Society of America is a nonprofit 501 (C) 3 corporation and contributions are tax deductible under the U.S. Federal Income Tax Code.