BGA


Current BGA Meeting

44th BGA meeting Charlottesville (USA)

The 2014 BGA meeting will be held from June 18 to June 21, 2014, in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA), with Eric Turkheimer as the local host.

All official BGA conference announcements and information about travel and venue are available at the official meeting website.

Abstract submission

Click here to submit your paper or symposium abstract

Information about Fellowships and Awards:

ASSOCIATE MEMBER TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

The Behavior Genetics Association invites applications for Associate Member Travel Fellowships for the 2014 annual meeting in Charlottesvile, VA, USA. Awards will be based on perceived need and scholarly merit. The number of fellowships awarded and 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, 2014). 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 © 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

AND send a copy of the abstract, along with a C.V. and letter of endorsement from a sponsor by March 15, 2014 to the Program Chair, Paul Lichtenstein. Applicants will be notified of their award status by March 30, 2014.

THOMPSON AWARD

To apply for the Thompson award for outstanding oral presentation by an Associate Member, please be sure mark your abstract as eligible for the Thompson during abstract submission. As of this year, only ONE abstract per member is eligible for the Thompson. Please see the relevant announcement or contact the Program Chair, Paul Lichtenstein

ROWE AWARD

To apply for the Rowe award for outstanding poster presentation by an Associate Member, please be sure mark your abstract as eligible for the Rowe during abstract submission. Only ONE abstract per member is eligible for the Rowe. Please see the relevant announcement or contact the Program Chair, Paul Lichtenstein

FULLER & SCOTT AWARD

To nominate a colleague (or for self-nomination) for the Fuller & Scott Award, please refer to the award announcement. Fuller & Scott nominees must be within seven years of receiving their terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.). For this year’s award, individuals receiving their terminal degree in 2006 or later are eligible for the award. Nominations for the Fuller and Scott Award can be made by any member of BGA. To nominate someone/apply for the Award, please send (by email, fax, or regular mail) a brief letter explaining why the individual should receive the award, along with a copy of the nominee’s CV, to the BGA Secretary, Valerie Knopik before March 15, 2014. Questions may be directed to the Secretary as well.

Registration information

EarlyOn timeLate
BGA REGISTRATIONBEFORE April 13BEFORE May 11AFTER May 11
Associate/Retired Members$ 265$ 315$ 365
Regular members$ 395 $ 435$ 560
Non-members$ 545 $ 585$ 710
Single Day registration$ 250
Extra Banquet Ticket $ 100

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CURRENT MEMBERS - DUES PAYMENT:

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NEW MEMBERS - APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP AND DUES PAYMENT:

If you are not a member yet and you are interested in becoming a new member of BGA (and paying the lower registration fees), please apply for membership on the BGA membership website, and pay the new member dues ($100 for regular members and $50 for associate/retired members) using the Paypal pulldown menu below.

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PAYING BY CHECK:

If you do not wish to pay online, you can mail a cheque, in US Dollars, drawn on a US bank, to:

Soo Rhee
Treasurer, Behavior Genetics Association
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Box 345
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0345
U.S.A.

Non-US Dollar cheques are not accepted. For US Dollar cheques drawn on a bank outside the US, please add $20 to cover additional bank charges.

Please note, credit card payments are only accepted via the Paypal online payment system, not via post. Cheques must arrive to meet the posted deadlines.

CANCELLATION:

To cancel an advance registration, registrants must contact BGA Treasurer Soo Rhee no later than April 13, 2014. A $100 processing fee to cancel the registration will be deducted.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENT BURSARIES:

If you would like to contribute to student bursaries, please use the entry below. If you would like to make your contribution anonymously, please email the treasurer at soo.rhee@colorado.edu.

Behavior Genetics Association is a non-profit corporation under IRS 501©(6) with taxpayer ID 23-725-4301. Donations made to the BGA are not tax deductible.

We thank these generous members who contributed to the 2014 BGA travel awards.

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