When are the deadlines for this cycle
Application deadline: April 4, 2017
Recommendation letter deadline: April 11, 2017
Deadline to become a GSA member: April 4, 2017
Can I use the DeLill Nasser Award to attend any conference?
Yes! A DeLill Nasser Award may be used to attend any course or conference that would enhance the recipient's professional development in genetics.
Who can apply for this award?
Only GSA members who are currently graduate
students or postdocs may apply for a DeLill Nasser Award.
Post-baccalaureates, lab technicians, or individuals who are
searching for faculty positions but are no longer postdocs
are not eligible.
My reference(s) didn't get an email
asking them to upload the recommendation
letter. What should I do?
Double-check your application status using
the link you received when you submitted your
application; make sure that the email address for your
reference was entered correctly.
Have your reference check his or her spam
If neither of the above reasons provides an
explanation for why the email was not received, please
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the email to be
I am listed as a non-member, but I am
a member of GSA. What should I do?
Please email a copy of your membership
email@example.com along with your DeLill
When will I hear the outcome of the
The review committee will make their final
decision in the beginning of June 2017.
How is my application assessed?
In the first round,
applications are judged on:
Significance of research:
MUST be in genetics and not, for example, biophysics
higher impact on the field would be reviewed more
Applicant-initiated science an asset
Productivity, based on:
service and leadership (primarily for postdoctoral applicants)
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.
second round, applications are judged also on:
I am the recipient of a DeLill Nasser Award! Can you
please make the check out to my institution so that I don't
need to pay taxes on this award?
The DeLill Nasser Award for Professional
Development in Genetics is awarded to individuals, not
institutions; as such, we make the check out to the award
winner. Each winner must fill out a Form
citizens) or a Form
(US residents, non-citizens) for the Internal Revenue
Service. Please plan for your taxes accordingly.