NSGC Special Interest Group Grant Awards
ART/Infertility Grant Award
The Assisted Reproductive Technology and Infertility Special Interest Group (ART SIG) formalized this grant award program in 2013. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to research projects which focus on topics related to genetic services in this field. This grant award is only available to current ART SIG members. The amount of the award will vary from year to year, depending on the current budget and other ART SIG projects which require funding. Applications can be submitted each year between May 1 - June 14.
Andria Besser, BEd, MS, CGC
ART/Infertility SIG Award Guidelines
ART/Infertility SIG Grant Award Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria can be accessed here.
CANCER SIG GRANT AWARD
The CA-SIG Grant Award (CSGA) was created in 2002 to provide money for smaller projects that focus on the provision and study of cancer genetic services. The amount of money available for projects is different from year to year as it is based on the anticipated budget surplus. Proposals are due on February 15th of each year.
Any questions or concerns about the Cancer SIG Grant Award should be directed to the current CSGA Chair, Mary Freivogel, at email@example.com.
Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines - Detailed information about the CSGA application and funding process.
INTERNATIONAL SIG SCHOLARSHIP
In an effort to promote research on international genetic counseling issues, the International SIG is providing one $450 scholarship to a NSGC member or genetic counseling student interested in focusing their research project on a topic related to international genetic counseling issues. To apply for the scholarship, please submit your proposal (maximum of 500 words) describing the project and how the award will be used. The winner of the scholarship will need to provide the SIG with receipts of their expenses in 2015 and return unused funds, if any. NSGC members may have any type of membership (full, new genetic counselor, associate, or student). Genetic counseling students must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited genetic counseling training program in the fall of 2014. They must be members of the NSGC or planning to be members in 2015.
Applications are due on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 12 midnight EDT. No applications submitted after this date will be accepted. Please submit your application to Rawan Awwad, MS, CGC at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the international SIG at email@example.com.
Cardiovascular SIG Grant Award
The CV SIG is now accepting applications for our Research Grant!
The Cardiovascular (CV) SIG Research Grant Award was developed to promote research in cardiovascular genetics and promote evidence based genetic counseling. Any NSGC member in good standing is eligible, including student members and recent graduates. Any questions can be directed to Sara Cherny at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the guidelines document here for more information and for instructions on how to apply. Proposals are due November 18, 2013.
Prenatal SIG Grant Award
The Prenatal Special Interest Group (SIG) Grant Award (PSGA) was created in 2006 to provide money for smaller projects that focus on the provision and study of prenatal genetic services. These awards may be granted to Prenatal SIG members and student members of NSGC.
2014 Prenatal SIG Grant Award
The amount and number of awards will vary from year to year, depending on the SIG budget. This year, we are pleased to be able to offer up to $1000 depending on the number of applicants awarded.
Proposals may be submitted from today’s date until Friday, April 18th, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CDT. A determination of which proposal(s) will be funded shall be made by April 28th, 2014. The PSGA will notify the authors of the funded proposal(s) as well as the authors of the unfunded proposals. The awardee(s) must accept the award in writing via email within 4 business days of notification.
All pertinent information regarding the PSGA and proposal submission should be outlined in the attached document (2014 Grant Award Guidelines). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (information provided below). The PSGA committee members are looking forward to serving the Prenatal SIG membership and funding projects to help further the field of genetic counseling.
These awards are available to Prenatal SIG members and current genetic counseling students in an accredited training program.
Amanda Brosseau, Chair of the Prenatal SIG Grant Award Committee. Please direct any questions or comments by
e-mail: Brosseau@fetalcarecenter.md or phone: 214-824-9600. Additionally, any grant award applications should be submitted directly to Amanda Brosseau at the above email address.
Prenatal SIG Award Guidelines
Prenatal SIG Grant Award Guidelines can be accessed here.
Psychiatric SIG Grant Award
The Psychiatric SIG created a grant award in 2008 to support genetic counseling students' research projects with themes relevant to psychiatric genetic counseling. The award amount will depend upon the SIG budget but typically ranges from $250-$600.
Eligibility Criteria & Deadline
This award is available to genetic counseling students currently enrolled in an accredited training program. The deadline to apply for the award is Friday, May 16 at 11:59pm EST.
Rena Vanzo is the current Chair of the Psychiatric SIG Grant Award Committee (term from January 2014 – December 2015). Please direct any questions or comments to email@example.com. Grant award applications should be submitted directly to Rena at the email address listed above.
More information along with helpful application hints and grant review guidelines can be accessed here.
Public Health SIG Grant Award
The PH SIG Grant Award was developed in 2008 to promote the incorporation of genetics and genetic counseling into public health theory and practice by genetic counseling trainees of accredited training programs. This award allows use of SIG funds to support one or more student research projects. For this award cycle we have a minimum of $400 available.
Genetic Counseling trainees of an accredited training program who are current NSGC members in good standing may submit an application. Public Health SIG membership is not required. Trainees must submit their NSGC member number within their application. Grant award(s) will be given to (a) student(s) whose thesis research meets the aims of the Public Health SIGs mission statement selected by the PHSAC.
Detailed application instructions and details can be obtained by contacting:
Marisa Raymond, MS, MPH, CGC
firstname.lastname@example.org (electronic correspondence only)
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted electronically to Marisa Raymond at email@example.com.
Research SIG Grant Award
The Research Special Interest Group (SIG) Grant Award (RSGA) was created in 2012 to provide monetary support to genetic counselors involved in research who are members of the Research Special Interest Group.
These awards are available to Research SIG members and current genetic counseling students in an accredited training program.
Jamie L'Heureux, Chair of the Research SIG Grant Award Committee. Please direct any questions or comments by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515-570-9399.
Additionally, any grant award applications should be submitted directly to Jamie L'Heureux at the above email address.