11 May American Society of Human Genetics Now Accepting Applications for the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is now accepting applications for the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, a program to advance diversity and inclusion in the genetics and genomics workforce. The program will:
- Identify, mentor and help prepare a select group of high-potential, diverse early-career individuals for professional success
- Develop and sustain a community of researchers across generations committed to diversity and inclusion, who are willing to foster sustained attention to these issues in their research institutions and training programs
- Provide complimentary ASHG membership, funding to travel to and attend the ASHG Annual Meeting, and funds for career development. In the event of a virtual meeting, annual meeting travel funds will be available the following 2 years.
To apply for this two-year, intensive program, applicants must submit an abstract to the ASHG 2020 Annual Meeting by the June 11 deadline, as well as a NIH Biosketch, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. The program is open to U.S. late-stage graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers from underrepresented groups, as defined by NIH guidelines.
We encourage you, your colleagues, and your trainees to apply for this important program, and look forward to receiving your applications. Further details and the application are available on the program website.