NSGC Special Interest Group Grant Awards
- ART/Infertility SIG Grant Award
- Cancer SIG Grant Award
- Education SIG Grant Award
- Industry SIG Grant Award
- International SIG Grant Award
- Metabolism/LSD SIG Grant Award
- Neurogenetics SIG Grant Award
- Pediatric and Clinical SIG Grant Award
- Prenatal SIG Grant Award
- Psychiatric SIG Grant Award
- Public Health SIG Grant Award
- Research SIG 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 November 1 - January 31.
Primary contact: Andria Besser, BEd, MS, CGC firstname.lastname@example.org
ART/Infertility SIG Award Guidelines: ART/Infertility SIG Grant Award Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria can be accessed
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
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.
- Current NSGC members in good standing may submit an application. Education SIG (ED SIG) membership is not required. Applicants must submit their NSGC member number within their application. Genetic counseling students should submit the NSGC member number for their research mentor.
- Grant award(s) will be given to (a) member(s) whose research meets the aims of the Education SIGs mission statement selected by the Education Special Interest Group Award Committee (EDSAC).
- Multiple awards may be selected, depending on the quality of applications.
Finaldecision of awards is reserved for the EDSAC with distributionof monies dependent on proposed budget, review scores, and applicability to the general advancement of education research.
INDUSTRY SIG GRANT AWARD
Overview: The goals of the NSGC Industry SIG Grant Award are to promote projects which contribute to the success of genetic counselors in industry roles and to support development in this field of genetic counseling. The purpose of the awards is to provide limited funds to smaller projects that contribute to these goals.
Eligibility: Current NSGC members who are also members of the Industry SIG may submit an application. To obtain the application, contact one of the co-chairs or Kathleen O'Connor at
Deadlines: The application deadline is September 29,
Award Amount and Description: The requested amount can be up to $500.00. The awards approved depend upon available funds and the number of successful applications. The final decision is made by the co-chairs.
Primary Contact: For more information about this award opportunity, please email Kathleen O'Connor at email@example.com and enter “ISIG Proposal” in the subject line.
INTERNATIONAL SIG GRANT AWARD
In an effort to promote research on international genetic counseling issues, the NSGC International SIG is providing one $500 scholarship to a genetic counseling professional or student who is interested in focusing their research project on a topic related to international genetic counseling issues. This scholarship is open to interested applicants
Applications are due on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 12 midnight EDT. No applications submitted after this date will be accepted. Please submit your application to the chairs of the international SIG at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
METABOLISM/LYSOSOMAL STORAGE DISEASES SIG GRANT AWARD
The Metabolism/LSD SIG was formed in January of 2003 to promote the role of genetic counselors in the field of metabolism and lysosomal storage diseases. One of the main goals of our SIG is to educate the NSGC membership regarding the management, treatment, and counseling issues surrounding metabolic/lysosomal storage diseases through presentations and interactive workshops at the local, regional and national level.
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to research projects which focus on topics related to genetic services in this field.
Eligibility Criteria: This grant award is only available to current Metabolism/LSD SIG members or students working with a SIG member. Applicants must submit their NSGC member number within their application. Genetic counseling students should submit the NSGC member number for their research mentor. Applications must be received by November 1, 2016.
Grant/Award: The amount of the award will be up to $500, but may be split between applicants. To apply for this grant, please submit your proposal (maximum of 500 words) describing the project and how the award will be used. The winner of the award will need to provide the SIG with receipts of their expenses in 2017 and return unused
Neurogenetics SIG Grant Award
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.
Eligibility: Current NSGC members in good standing may submit an application. Neurology SIG membership is not required. Applicants must submit their NSGC member number within their application. Genetic counseling students should submit the NSGC member number for their research mentor.
Grant Award: This will be awarded to a member or student whose research project/presentation supports the aims of the Neurology SIGs mission statement. Projects or presentations that may be considered include (but are not limited to)NSGC AEC presentations to promote the understanding of neurogenetic conditions amongst colleagues and help to encourage new graduates to enter into this specialty
Research projects such as those performed by graduate students or genetic counselors which help to understand the role
Advocacy programs/projects which help to spread public awareness about neurogenetic conditions and/or genetic counselors who specialize in working with patients who are affected by neurogenetic disease
Award Amount: Depending on budgetary restrictions, Grant Awards may be limited to one per year with the final decision of awards reserved for the Neurogenetics SIG Chair.
Application Deadline: Applications are due September 1, 2016. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Roggenbuck, MS, CGC at
PEDIATRIC AND CLINICAL SIG GRANT AWARD
The Pediatric and Clinical Special Interest Group Research Award aims to provide funding to research projects which focus on topics related to genetics services in the pediatric or general genetics fields, advocacy programs/projects which help to spread public awareness about specific genetic conditions and/or genetic counselors who specialize in working with patients who are affected by these conditions. The grant award is available to genetic counseling students currently enrolled in an accredited training program or current Pediatric and Clinical SIG members. The amount of the award will vary from year to year, depending on the current budget and other Pediatric and Clinical Special Interest Group activities which require funding. Applications deadline is Sept 30, 2016. More details can be found in the
PRENATAL SIG GRANT AWARD/STUDENT MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
We are happy to open the call for proposals for the Spring 2017 Prenatal SIG Grant Award (PSGA). The purpose of this award is to provide limited funds to 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. The amount and number of awards will vary from year to year, depending on the SIG budget.
The deadline for proposal submissions will be (Spring) May 5,
All pertinent information regarding the PSGA and proposal submission should be outlined in the 2017 Grant Award Guidelines which can be found on NSGC’s website. 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!
Current grant award guidelines and more information can be found
Primary Contact: For more information about this award opportunity, please contact Karen L. Corneliussen at firstname.lastname@example.org
PSYCHIATRIC SIG GRANT AWARD
The Psychiatric Special Interest Group of NSGC is pleased to open the call for proposals for the 2017 Psychiatric SIG Grant Award (PsySGA). The Psychiatric SIG created a grant award in 2008 to support research projects of genetic counseling students with themes relevant to psychiatric genetic counseling. The award is available to current genetic counseling students enrolled in an accredited training program. The deadline to apply for this award is Friday, June 30, 2017, at 11:59 pm CST.
The value of the award varies from year to year depending on the SIG budget, however typically ranges from $250-$600 USD. Multiple grants may be awarded depending on the number and caliber of submitted proposals, with funds split equally between recipients.
The primary contact for the grant award is Fayth Kalb, current chair of the Psychiatric SIG Grant Award Committee (
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
Eligibility Criteria: 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.
Primary Contact: Detailed application instructions and details can be obtained by contacting: Marisa Raymond, MS, MPH, CGC email@example.com (electronic correspondence only)
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted electronically to Marisa Raymond at
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.
Eligibility Criteria: These awards are available to Research SIG members and current genetic counseling students in an accredited training program.
Primary Contact: 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.