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The 2022 Evolutionary, Ecological, and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Awards round is now open

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.

Applications must be received no later than midnight PST on Dec 14, 2021.  Outcomes announced 15 March 2022.


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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 2021 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

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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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Special Issue: Animal Pigmentation Genetics

Edited by Associate Editors Bridgett vonHoldt, Ernest Bailey, and Eduardo Eizirik

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Avian Coloration Genetics: Recent Advances and Emerging Questions

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