Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship
The application for the 2020-2021 fellowship will open on February 24, 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) co-sponsor the Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship to support early-career genetics professionals wishing to transition to careers in genetics education and public engagement. This unique fellowship provides several experiences: working with NHGRI’s Education and Community Involvement Branch; working with the education department at ASHG; and an optional third experience working with another organization involved in substantive science education or public engagement initiatives.
An ASHG Portal login is required to access the Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship site. This is the login used to join the Society or renew membership. If you do not have a ASHG Portal login, create an ASHG Portal account. Please note: your username is the email address associated with your membership. Upon login, you will be asked to give the submission system permission to access your ASHG account information.
Overview: This fellowship program is designed for genetics professionals (or life scientists with substantial experience in genetics or genomics) who: have an advanced degree, are early in their careers, and are interested in developing and implementing genetic and genomic literacy, engagement, diversity, and/or professional development initiatives for audiences comprising K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and professional. The fellow will participate in rotations at the NHGRI and ASHG, and typically a third organization involved in genetic and genomic literacy, engagement, diversity, or professional development.
Duration of Fellowship: 16 months
Start Date: August to early September (negotiable)
Compensation Package: annual $76k stipend plus benefits
- Carla Easter, PhD
Chief, Education and Community Involvement Branch, NHGRI
- Kanika Pulliam, PhD
Associate Director, Career Development Programs, ASHG
Attributes of Ideal Candidates:
- A passion to improve genetic and genomic literacy;
- An entrepreneurial spirit;
- Volunteer or paid experience in science education, public engagement, diversity, or similar;
- Some understanding of science pedagogy; and
- A desire to advance sponsor organizations’ interests in working with diverse communities.
Questions can be directed to:
Carla Easter, PhD, Chief, Education and Community Involvement Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kanika Pulliam, PhD, Associate Director, Career Development Programs, American Society of Human Genetics, Email: email@example.com