Genetics Society of AustralAsia Workshop Support Program (GSA/WSP)

GSA/WSP provides contributions towards workshops aimed at sharing knowledge and/or exchanging ideas in the broadly defined field of genetics. This funding is available to both academic and public/outreach events.

Up to $1,000 AUD per event can be provided to up to 5 events per year on a competitive basis, with one main round of applications considered per year. 

Application deadline is 30/06/2023, with the winners announced during GSA Annual Meeting at the International Congress of Genetics in Melbourne.

If funds remain available after the main round of applications, they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, following all guidelines applying in the main round.

To qualify, the applicants must:

  1. Be current GSA member(s).
  2. Be students or employees of an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution.
  3. Organize a workshop in Australia or New Zealand and submit a one slide summary (can be a screenshot from the event website) before the next AGM (July 2024).
  4. Acknowledge GSA support on the event website.
  5. If workshop fee is charged, provide a discount for GSA members.
  6. Agree to follow GSA equity and inclusion policies.
  7. Submit a brief application (PDF or Word document) to including following information:
  • 500 words description of the planned activities
  • invited speakers/presenters
  • venue
  • dates of the workshop
  • statement on availability of other sources of funding for the event
  • expected numbers and types of participants (students/postdocs/staff/academics/teachers)

The application(s) will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall quality of the proposed event, such as the caliber of the presenters, potential impact of the introduced techniques, importance of the topic to be discussed.
  2. Expected numbers and diversity of participants, especially ECRs.
  3. Value for money. 

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a one slide summary (can be a screenshot from the event website) prior to the next AGM. These will be shown during announcements of the next round of GSA WSP awards.

Previously funded workshops include the Sydney Phylogenetics Workshop and the Genetic Outlier Analysis Workshop.