Larry Sandler Award

Nominations are due by December 15, 2022.

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.
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Drosophila Community Service Award

Nominations are due by January 10, 2023.

The Fly Board is excited to announce the inaugural Drosophila Community Service Award! A major goal of the award is to raise awareness within the Drosophila community about the depth and diversity of efforts supporting its success.

The selection committee is encouraged to recognize colleagues who might not have been selected for the Genetics Society of America awards. Any member of the Drosophila research community is eligible, including professionals not holding traditional tenure-track positions. A team or small group may be recognized.

Anyone may make a nomination by submitting a letter describing the contributions of the nominee(s), including the significance and impact of the work on the community. Please submit your nomination by 01/10/2023 by email to: drosophilaserviceaward@gmail.com.

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards

The application site opened on September 13. Applications were due by November 15, 2022. The letters of recommendation were due November 16, 2022. Applications are closed for this year.

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

The application site is now open. Applications are due by November 11, 2022.

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 will open soon.

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 or video that clearly conveys 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 you 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. PIs and postdocs who are GSA members can indicate during registration if they would like to help with judging.
See past Poster Award recipients ≫

Registration Fee Waiver for Scientists from Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we can offer free registration to scientists from countries with low- and middle-income economies. Please complete the waiver application by January 10, 2023 to receive information on how to register.