The Genetics Society of America Medal honors an individual member of the Society for their contributions to the field of genetics at the early-career level (up to 7 years from starting an independent position). GSA established the Medal in 1981 to recognize members who exemplify the ingenuity of the GSA membership through elegant and highly meaningful contributions to modern genetics.
Nomination Process and Instructions
Full instructions on how to nominate for a GSA Award are available here.
Briefly, a nomination packet includes
- Nominee name and contact information
- Nominator name and contact information (if different from the nominee)
- Cover Letter (250 words or fewer)
- NIH-style biosketch (≤5 pages)
- Lived-experience statement (250 words or fewer)
- Selection questionnaire (see below)
- Demographic survey (optional)
- Describe three of the nominee’s most impactful contributions to science since starting their independent position. (100 words or fewer)
- Describe the nominee’s contributions to the scientific community as a whole since starting their independent position. This may include efforts to diversify the field and make it more inclusive. (100 words or fewer)
- Describe the nominee’s contributions to training and education since starting their independent position. (100 words or fewer)
To be considered for the GSA Early Career Medal, the nominee must be an individual GSA member who has been in an independent position for no more than 7 years at the nomination deadline.
Nominations are due September 5, 2023.