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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

Trainee Awards

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













The deadline for applications was March 21, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by May 1, 2018.



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 January 1 and June 30, and another for GSA conferences held between July 1 and December 31. 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 theVictoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award using the same application process***


Current GSA Undergraduate Travel Award Winners


Year Name Institution at Time of Award
2017 Rose Al-Saadi Syracuse University
2017 Jacqueline Alexander Ithaca College
2017 Sally Claridge University of Oregon
2017 Dallas Richard Fonseca Ithaca College
2017 Pierre-Marc Frédérick Laval University
2017 Delfina Gonzalez Pomona College
2017 Leah Gulyas Gettysburg College
2017 Mark Hansen Central Michigan University
2017 Donghoon Kang Rice University
2017 Kelvin Liao Rutgers University
2017 Margaux Quiniou University of Exeter
2017 Anza Rizvi Rutgers University
2017 Erika Rosenkranse Marist College
2017 Cyrus T Ruediger University of California Berkeley
2017 Mariya Stefinko Northeastern Illinois University
2017 Colson Parker Tomberlin University of Colorado Boulder
2017 Carolyn Turcotte Marist College
2017 Kathryn Jane Weaver Bethel College
2017 Zoe Yeoh Gettysburg College
2017 Joseph Marsili Northeastern Illinois University
2017 Curtis Wentz Juniata College


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:

Tracey Depellegrin
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.