Travel Fellowships BGA 2016


The Behavior Genetics Association invites applications for Associate Member Travel Fellowships for the 2016 annual meeting in Brisbane, Australia. Awards will be based on perceived need and scholarly merit. The number of fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each award, will be determined by the Program Chair (President-Elect). Please note that no geographical constraints apply to eligibility for the awards.

To be eligible for a fellowship, applicants must:

1) be an associate member of BGA or be in the process of applying for membership (i.e., an application for associate membership must be submitted on or before March 15, 2016). NOTE: Travel awards are intended to support predoctoral associate members. In rare instances (e.g. recent graduation), a postdoctoral applicant may be considered, however, in general, postdoctoral members are encouraged to apply for regular membership upon graduation.

2) agree to attend substantially all of the BGA meeting if funds are awarded

3) submit a C.V.

4) submit a letter of endorsement from the associate member’s adviser/sponsor which addresses (a) the applicant’s orientation toward a career that incorporates behavioral genetics; (b) the applicant’s financial need for the award; and (c) how residual costs of attending the conference will be covered

5) present a poster or oral paper (as first author) at the meeting and include a copy of the abstract with the application materials.

All applicants should submit an abstract via Conference Maker at:

AND send a copy of the abstract, along with a C.V. and letter of endorsement from a sponsor by March 15, 2016 to the Program Chair, Hermine Maes, Applicants will be notified of their award status by March 31, 2016.