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The 2021 Special Events Awards (SEA) round is now closed.

The American Genetic Association grants awards each year for support of special events that advance the mission of AGA, particularly to support students to attend the event.

Eligible events include specialized workshops and short courses in topical areas of organismal genetics and genomics, but any event relevant to AGA's purpose will be considered.


Evolutionary, Ecological, and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Awards

The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication.

The 2021 EECG award round is now closed. Outcomes announced 15 March 2021.




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Special Events Awards

The AGA grants awards each year to members to support special events that further the purposes of the Association, particularly to encourage student participation. Eligible events include specialized workshops, short courses in some aspect of organismal genetics, and meetings in areas of great current interest, but any event that would advance the purpose of the Association is eligible for support.

The 2020 Special Events Award award round is now closed. 

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Stephen J. O'Brien Award

The Stephen J. O'Brien Award celebrates the best student paper published in AGA's Journal of Heredity. It is intended to honor Dr. O'Brien's many years of service as Chief Editor of the Journal.

Past Winners:

2020: Marshall Wedger

2019: William J. Gammerdinger

2018: Frances "Betsy" Clark

2017: Laura Bergner


Learn more about the Stephen J. O'Brien Award

Did you publish in Journal of Heredity this past year?

The Stephen J. O'Brien Award for the best student paper published in AGA's Journal of Heredity includes a cash prize of $2,000.

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