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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












Apply now to attend The Allied Genetics Conference!

Full applications due March 1, 2016

IMPORTANT: applications must include letters of recommendation...ask your references early!!




To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, the Genetics Society of America has established a travel award to assist undergraduate members attending a GSA conference and presenting their research. 


Applicants must be GSA members, and can only use these awards to present research at a GSA-sponsored meeting.  Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, one from the PI of the laboratory in which the applicant is conducting research, and the other from a postdoc, graduate student, or technician with whom the applicant works directly or another professor familiar with the research.  The GSA Education Committee will choose the award winners.


The GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards have two rounds of applications per year; one for GSA conferences occurring between December 1 and May 30, and another for GSA conferences held between June 1 and November 30.  Monitor the GSA e-News, this webpage, and the website for specific conferences for updates about application windows.


***NOTE: undergraduates attending the Drosophila Conference will be applying for the Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award using the same application process***


Current GSA Undergraduate Travel Award Winners


Year Name Institution at Time of Award
2015 Tykayah Baird Central Washington University
2015 Ben Blue University of Oregon
2015 Sarah Chang Pennsylvania State University
2015 Raven Symone Conyers Washington State University
2015 Alex Huang Rutgers University
2015 Jenna Johnson Luther College
2015 Regina Lai University of British Columbia
2015 Robert Monroy University of California, Davis
2015 Gabriel Moore Oberlin College
2015 Maggie Morash Rutgers University
2015 Mohammad Sadic New York University
2015 Claire Schaar Hope College
2015 Tyler Shimko University of Utah
2015 Emma Sikes College of the Holy Cross
2015 Lisa Truong University of California, Davis


Previous Undergraduate Travel Award Winners


Contribute to the GSA General Fund:


Please consider donating to the Undergraduate Travel Award fund, and help support our early career geneticists!


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

Or, send a check to the Genetics Society of America with “Undergraduate Travel Award” 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.