Regular (e.g. annual) funding is available for genetics research communities who
wish to run regular series of meetings. Current examples include Arabidopsis,
the Population Genetics Group and the Zebrafish Forum.
Members may submit New Sectional Interest Group applications at any time.
Applications should be submitted using the online application form:
Please click here to apply for a Genetics Society Grant.
The award of Genetics Society support will be subject to
review of applications by the committee and subject to the following conditions.
1) The sponsorship of the Genetics Society must be mentioned in all pre-meeting
publicity (e.g. posters, flyers, website). It should also be acknowledged
in the meeting programme booklet. It is understood that wherever possible,
the meeting should be advertised as ‘A Genetics Society Meeting’, However,
where the Society’s financial contribution support is only partial, and
where this formula of words would conflict with the interests of other sponsors,
it is acceptable for the meeting to be advertised as a ‘Genetics
2) Details of the programme of the meeting should be made available to all
Genetics Society members via the Society’s newsletter, and an electronic copy
should be sent as far in advance as possible to the newsletter editor, at the
latest by the advertised copy date for the newsletter preceding the close of
registrations for the meeting. The same details will appear on the Genetics
Society website. This information should include the programme of speakers,
the topics to be covered, plus details of how to register for the meeting.
3) A report on the meeting, once it has taken place, should be submitted for
publication in the newsletter, which is the official record of the Society’s
activities. This should be sent as soon as possible after the meeting to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include brief factual information
about it (where and when it took place, how many people attended and so on),
together with a summary of the main scientific issues covered.
4) Genetics Society funds may be used to support speaker travel, accommodation,
publicity or any other direct meeting costs, at the organisers’ discretion. It
is understood that budget travel and accommodation options will normally be
insisted upon. Any unused funds should be returned to the Society. The Society
will not be liable for any financial losses incurred by the meeting organisers.
Any profits should be retained solely for the support of similar, future meetings,
as approved by the Society.
5) A written invoice for the agreed amount of Genetics Society sponsorship should
be forwarded to email@example.com, no later than one month after
the meeting date. Funds may be claimed in advance of the meeting, as soon as the
amount of support has been notified in writing.
6) Meeting organisers may levy a registration charge for attendance at the meeting as
they see fit. However, it is understood that Genetics Society members will be
offered a substantial discount, so as to encourage non-members wishing to attend
to join the Society at the same time. The meeting organisers agree to make
available to non-member registrants full details of how to apply for Genetics
Society membership, such as appear on the website and in the newsletter, and may
charge such persons the same registration fee as charged to members, upon
confirmation from the Society’s Office that their application and remittance or
direct debit mandate for membership fees has been received.
7) The meeting organisers are free to apply to other organisations for sponsorship
of the meeting, as they see fit. However, organisations whose policies or practices
conflict with those of the Genetics Society should not be approached. In cases of
doubt, the officers of the Genetics Society should be consulted for advice.
8) If the meeting is advertised on the Internet a link to the Genetics Society website
(www.genetics.org.uk) should be included.
9) For those groupings holding their first such meeting with Genetics Society support,
it is understood that the Society’s support for future meetings of the series will
be decided on the basis of the success of the first meeting, including adherence to
all of the conditions listed above. The first meeting is hence supported on a pilot
10) The meeting organisers will nominate a responsible person who will liaise with the
Genetics Society on all matters relating to the meeting, and whose contact details
will be supplied to the Society’s Office. This person will inform the Society if
he/she resigns or passes on his/her responsibility for the meeting or series to
another person, whose contact details shall also be supplied.
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