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Welcome to the Genetics Society Applications!


If you would like to apply for a grant, summer studentship or to attend a workshop, please sign in as follows

Step 1:  Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page.

Step 2:  Once you complete the signup process, you will receive an email to confirm your registration.  Please make sure to check your spam box just in case.  Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.

Step 3:  Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you'll see when you log in.

Further information can be found on the Funding page of the Genetics Society website.

About Us:

The Genetics Society was founded by William Bateson in 1919 and is one of the oldest learned societies devoted to Genetics in the world. Its membership of over 1700 consists of most of the UK's active geneticists, including academics, researchers and students.  It is a registered charity, and organises meetings to promulgate genetics, supports students to attend meetings, sponsors research through fieldwork grants and student bursaries, and promotes the Public Understanding of Genetics.

We're excited to launch the new application process this year and are looking forward to your submissions!


ONE-OFF MEETING SPONSORSHIP:  Applications can be submitted any time.  Once a completed application is received, the application will be circulated to the full committee for review.  Applications will be acknowledged within two weeks and the Society aims to make a decision within four weeks.

HEREDITY FIELDWORK GRANTS:  Applications received will be reviewed quarterly by the Committee. The deadlines are 5 January, 1 April, 1 July, 1 October. Please allow the Committee one month to review applications. 

GENETICS SOCIETY TRAINING GRANTS:  Applications received will be reviewed quarterly by the Committee. The deadlines are 5 January, 1 April, 1 July, 1 October. Please allow the Committee one month to review applications. 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST TRAVEL GRANT (non-GS meeting): Applications should be submitted in time for the bi-monthly deadlines (1st of February, April, June, August, October and December).  Please note that you will be asked to attach a brief letter of support during the application process. 

In addition to standard travel grants, the Genetics Society offers two joint travel fellowships each year.  They are funded jointly with Mouse News Letter, and are available to mouse geneticists. 
Awardees for these joint fellowships are selected from applicants for junior scientist travel grants. Please indicate if you are particularly suitable for one of these joint travel fellowships.

JUNIOR SCIENTIST TRAVEL GRANT (GS meetings): For the Genetics Society's Spring and Autumn Meetings, applications should be submitted before the final deadline for registration of the meeting.  For meetings of the Sectional Interest Groups, the travel claims should be submitted at any time.  Please allow 1 month for processing.

GENES AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER STUDENTSHIPS:  Applications must be made by Principal Investigators at Universities or Research Facilities.  Please note that applicants must be a fully paid-up member of the Genetics Society.  The application must be for a named student and submitted by the closing date of 31st March of each year.

COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP: This workshop brings together experts in different fields - writers, broadcasters, publishers, industrialists, computer scientists, and presenters - to help you explore and develop your communication skills.  Working together with others on the course you will learn how to structure presentations, develop writing skills, bridge disciplines and have hands-on experience of broadcasting. The closing date for this application is 11 March 2016. Please note, in addition to your application a reference from your supervisor will also be requested. Please ensure you make your supervisor aware of this requirement.

SIR KENNETH MATHER MEMORIAL PRIZE: The Sir Kenneth Mather Memorial Prize annual prize of £150 rewards a BSc, MSc or PhD student of any UK University or Research Institution who has shown outstanding performance in the area of quantitative or population genetics.       The closing date for application is 20 October 2016.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

The Genetics Society Office
Tel: +44 (0) 203 793 7850

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