NSGC Special Interest Group Grant Awards
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 November 1 - January 31.
Andria Besser, BEd, MS, CGC
ART/Infertility SIG Award Guidelines
ART/Infertility SIG Grant Award Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria can be accessed here.
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, Stephanie Cohen, at SACohen@stvincent.org.
Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines - Detailed information about the CSGA application and funding process.
Education SIG Grant Award
The purpose of the NSGC Education Special Interest Group is to promote communication among genetic counselors whose work or interests include the education of patients, healthcare providers, the public, the next generation of genetic counselors, and students of all ages. The Education SIG promotes discussion and sharing of educational topics, ideas, strategies, and resources. In addition, the Education SIG helps to promote and support the role of genetic counselors in education. Enabling genetic counselors to become better educators will strengthen awareness and recognition of the genetic counseling profession.
The Education SIG Research Grant Award was developed to promote educational research and promote evidence based genetic counseling.
Application deadline will be June 1st, 2015 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Carrie Guy, MS, LCGC at email@example.com. Proposals will be distributed to the EDSAC members for review and scoring.
The purpose of the NSGC Neurogenetics SIG Grant Award is to promote the mission of this SIG by helping to fund projects which focus on genetic conditions that affect the nervous system and/or the importance of genetic counselors in the care of patients with these conditions.
Applications will be considered through funding year. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Shawna Feely, MS, CGC at Shawna-Feely@uiowa.edu.
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 typically a Friday in mid-May (May 15 at 11:59pm EST for 2015).
More information along with helpful application hints and grant review guidelines can be accessed here.
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:
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted electronically to Marisa Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:email@example.com 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.