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The Presidential Membership Initiative is designed to increase diversity in the GSA membership by offering a free membership through 2024, a discounted membership through 2025, an abstract fee waiver for one GSA conference, and recognition in Genes to Genomes. Apply by November 1, 2023.

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DeLill Nasser Award deadline is September 21
Applications are still open for the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics! This award supports geneticists in their graduate or postdoctoral career stages by subsidizing participation in conferences and laboratory courses. The application can be found here. The deadline to apply is September 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Read about the spring 2023 awardees on Genes to Genomes.

Victoria Finnerty Award application deadline is September 21
Applications are also still open for the Victoria Finnerty Award! This award helps support costs for undergraduates presenting their research at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference happening at TAGC 2024. The application can be found here. Applications are due by September 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

GSA is collaborating with the Brazilian Genetics Society, the Latin American Association of Genetics, and the International Genetics Federation to host a series of international seminars (in English, via Zoom) highlighting scientists in North, Central, and South America. The upcoming seminar, “Begomovirus-Plant Interactions: a signaling hub coordinating plant immunity and growth,” will feature speaker Elizabeth P. B. Fontes, on September 25, 2023, from 4–5 p.m. EDT. Register in advance here.

TACG 2024 Workshop Application Deadline
The Allied Genetics Conference is seeking applications from those who wish to organize a scientific workshop for TAGC 2024. Specific criteria and eligibility information can be found online. Submit an application by November 1, 2023.

Reserve your booth at TAGC 2024 today!
Want to build brand awareness, showcase your products, and network with multiple international biological research communities? Add your booth to the Exhibit Hall for TAGC 2024! View the prospectus, along with detailed information about exhibiting including booth fee, floorplan, and exhibit hall hours, on the website. Early booth registration ends October 11, 2023. Rates will go up by $150 on October 12, so be sure to take advantage of the discounted rates.

#Fungal24 website is now live!
Check out the 32nd Fungal Genetics Conference website for details on the upcoming conference, to be held March 12–17, 2024, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California. The abstract submission and registration sites will open October 27 and November 3, respectively.
GSA’s Conference Childcare Committee works to support parent scientists and others with caregiving responsibilities as they attend scientific conferences. New committee members are needed to serve through 2024; they will be tasked with fundraising efforts and reviewing Child- and Dependent Care Grant applications ahead of #TAGC24. The committee is led by Co-Chairs Thomas Merritt (Laurentian University) and Rhea Datta (Hamilton College). If you are interested, can commit to monthly meetings, and are able to spend one to three hours a week over the next five months on fundraising, please send an email to by September 25.

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Students and Postdocs
National Postdoc Awareness Week
Come join us to celebrate postdoctoral researchers with this unique seminar! Learn about what it is like at different stages of being a postdoctoral researcher, from the application process to day-to-day life. This panel discussion will feature ECLP postdoc representatives Hassan Bukhari, Jillian Freese, and Sarah-Renee Phillips, and will be moderated by Kaixiong (Calvin) Ye from Cornell University. Register here to attend virtually on September 19, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.   

Members in News
Joyce Fernandes—a professor of biology, an advisor for the ECLP CME Subcommittee, and the director of undergraduate research at Miami University—was recently featured as a part of the Howard Garrison Advocacy Fellowship. She describes her history of communication within science and research, her role in unraveling the function of glia in nervous system development, her plans for the future within the Howard Garrison Advocacy Program, and more here.
Michele Evans, Senior Investigator at the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science of the NIH National Institute on Aging, recently detailed her past and present experiences in advocating for community-based health disparity research. Her invaluable perspective can be found online, featured on the NIH Science of Diversity Blog, as written by Marie A. Bernard.
Call for entries: FASEB BioArt Awards
FASEB is offering awards for submissions of artwork that effectively communicate an important aspect of 21st century biological research. Four entries will be selected across the following categories: Fluorescence or Electron Microscopy, Short video, Other Life Science Images, and Trainee/Early-Career. Each winning entry will receive a prize of $500. Specific requirements for each category can be found online, and the deadline to submit is September 29, 2023, 9 a.m. EDT.

Call for Papers: LSE Special Issue on Equity, Inclusion, Access and Justice in Biology
CBE—Life Sciences Education will publish a special issue in 2024 highlighting equity, inclusion, access, and justice in biology education. CBE requests submissions of research articles, essays, and features to populate this special issue. Specific goals and requirements can be found online. The deadline to submit a brief description of a potential manuscript is October 15, 2023.
September 21, 2023 - DeLill Nasser Award deadline

September 21, 2023 - Victoria Finnerty Travel Award application deadline

September 29, 2023 - #TAGC24 abstract submission and registration open

October 11, 2023 - #TAGC24 early (discounted) booth application deadline

October 18, 2023 - GSA Early Career Leadership Program application deadline

November 1, 2023 - #TACG24 Workshop Application Deadline

March 6–10, 2024 - Conference Dates for #TAGC24
GSA Job Board
Is your lab or organization hiring? The GSA Job Board is an excellent place to connect with top talent in our scientific community. GSA members qualify for a discounted rate to post job openings and can post student and postdoc positions at no cost.

Check out some of the latest postings on the
GSA Job Board:

Open Rank/Tenure Track Faculty | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Terre Haute, IN, United States

Division Director | The National Science Foundation | Alexandria, VA, United States

Tenure Track Assistant Professor | Colgate University | Hamilton, NY, United States

Faculty Positions | California Institute of Technology | Pasadena, CA, United States

Tenure-Track Faculty | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD, United States

Smith Postdoc-to-Tenure-Track Fellow | Bucknell University | Lewisburg, PA, United States

Computational Biologist/Senior Computational Biologist | Calico Life Sciences | South San Francisco, CA, United States

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We welcome submissions to both the GSA e-News (sent to all GSA members) and the Early Career Scientist Weekly (sent to student and postdoc GSA members). Items for the ECS Weekly include resources, awards, fellowships, grants, courses, and other opportunities applicable to early career scientists. News about GSA members includes new positions, book or op-ed publication, awards received, achievements, obits and others. We also invite other announcements relevant to GSA members, such as award nominations, new grant programs, etc.
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