Larry Sandler Award

Nominations were due by December 21, 2021.

This award is presented each year to outstanding recent graduates who have completed a PhD in an area of Drosophila research. The recipient presents the Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture at the opening session of the Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

Congratulations to Lianna Wat, this year’s recipient of the Larry Sandler Award. Wat will present a lecture on “Sex-specific regulation of fat metabolism in Drosophila.
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Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards

Applications were due by December 16, 2021.

The Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award supports registration costs for undergraduate GSA members who will present research at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference.
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DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

Applications were due by October 18, 2021.

The DeLill Nasser Award supports geneticists in their graduate or postdoctoral career stages by funding participation in conferences and laboratory courses.
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Drosophila Image Award

Submissions were due by February 25, 2022.

The Drosophila Image Award recognizes compelling images that communicate important findings in Drosophila research. Any image from a paper that has been accepted for publication in the calendar year preceding the Annual Drosophila Research Conference is eligible and can be submitted by the researcher who generated it. The award is given to the most striking image and video that clearly convey an important biological result.
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Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by GSA undergraduate and graduate student members. Judges take both scientific merit and clarity of presentation into account. You must be the first AND presenting author on the abstract to be eligible for an award. You must also be a GSA student member at the time you submit your abstract and must check the option during abstract submission to enter your poster in the competition. The following prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st place – $300
  • 2nd place – $200
  • 3rd place – $100

Winners will be announced during the conference. All candidates must participate in the live Q&A for their poster to be eligible for an award. PIs and postdocs who are GSA members can indicate during registration if they would like to help with judging.
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Registration Fee Waiver for Scientists from Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we can offer free registrations to scientists from countries with low- and middle-income economies. Please complete the waiver application by January 10, 2022 to receive information on how to register.