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 (a total of $2,000 AUD per year), with one main round of applications considered per year.
Application deadline is 21/09/2022, with the winners announced during ComBio2022 (27/9–1/10/22).
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:
- Be current GSA member(s).
- Be students or employees of an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution.
- 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 2023).
- Acknowledge GSA support on the event website.
- If workshop fee is charged, provide a discount for GSA members.
- Agree to follow GSA equity and inclusion policies.
- Submit a brief application (PDF or Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org including following information:
- 500 words description of the planned activities
- invited speakers/presenters
- 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:
- 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.
- Expected numbers and diversity of participants, especially ECRs.
- 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.