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.
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.
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.
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.
2020: Marshall Wedger
2019: William J. Gammerdinger
2018: Frances "Betsy" Clark
2017: Laura Bergner
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.
The Editorial Board announces a new article category, Genome Resources, for manuscripts that describe genome assembly resources of practical value to the broader scientific community