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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

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






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: for undergraduates attending the Drosophila Conference, please see the Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award***


Current GSA Undergraduate Travel Award Winners


Year Name Institution at Time of Award
2014 Ann Aindow University of California, Berkeley
2014 Sarah Cossey Kansas State University
2014 Nicole Delos Santos University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2014 Pui Shan Hung University of Toronto
2014 Spencer Keil University of Miami
2014 Alex Murphy Gonzaga University
2014 Benjamin Walker Roanoke College
2014 Mun Hong Yong University of Wisconsin, Madison


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.