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Human Genetics Scholars Initiative (HGSI)

The application deadline was June 18, 2020, 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

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ASHG, in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and Biogen, is pleased to provide the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, a program launched in April 2019 to help advance diversity and inclusion in the field.

Eligible applicants must:

Application Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • Attend ASHG 2020 in San Diego and ASHG 2021 in Montreal.
  • Participate in monthly webinars or small group chat sessions to help build community and explore professional development topics.
  • Engage in mentor relationship with assigned mentor and develop network of additional mentors.
  • Attend other scientific events or professional development programs to advance career using enrichment funds.
  • Plan and lead public education/engagement activity in your community with resources from the NHGRI engagement program during the second year of the program.

Please contact Kanika Pulliam, PhD, Associate Director, Career Development Programs, at kpulliam@ashg.org with any questions.