Awards & Grants

NSGC Awards, Fellowships and Grants

NSGC promotes research, continuing education and professional development to genetic counselors through various sponsored fellowships and grant awards. NSGC also recognizes individual members every year for being outstanding volunteer contributors and dedicated professionals through our Leadership Award Program.

Honoring the Genetic Counseling Profession and NSGC's Leaders

Audrey Heimler Special Projects Award: a $5,000 grant, awarded annually, funds projects that focus on the future of the genetic counseling profession and/or the provision of genetic services.

Cultural Competency: a $500 grant, awarded annually, funds second-year genetic counseling students planning to attend the Annual Conference.

Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship: a $60,000 grant, awarded annually, funds scholarly investigation that promotes professional development and improves the practice of genetic counseling.

Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award: the most distinguished honor within the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).  This award, bestowed annually, honors one outstanding member who has served NSGC with exemplary national achievements and volunteer activities on behalf of NSGC and the profession.

NSGC Leadership Awards: presented annually to acknowledge the actions and behaviors of exemplary genetic counselors, as well as recognizing volunteers for their contributions.

SIG Grant Awards: supported and funded by the leaders of NSGC's Special Interest Groups for members of their SIGs.

State Licensure Grant Awards: provide grant money to support efforts by genetic counselors to establish state-by-state licensure for our profession.

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