Awards & Grants

Audrey Heimler Special Project Award

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The Audrey Heimler Special Project Award (AHSPA) provides an annual award to one or more genetic counselors for project(s) that focus on the future of the genetic counseling profession and/or the provision of genetic services.  Past projects have included resources for genetic counselors to use with patients, research to help advance the profession and innovative continuing education resources for genetic counselors in current practice.

Projects are reviewed on the basis of their merit and strength as well as on their vision of the future of the profession. Applicants must be members in good standing of NSGC.

Donate to AHSPA!

Your donation to AHSPA will provide support for innovative projects that advance the genetic counseling profession. 

Donate To AHSPA

To donate by mail (check payment only), please download and complete a donation form by clicking here

*If you find the desired donation amount is not listed as an option, please contact the NSGC Executive Office at 312.321.6834 or at

Submit an AHSPA Application

The deadline for the Audrey Heimler Special Projects Award (AHSPA) is  May 17, 2019. Completed applications should be submitted via email to . Additional information for applicants and application instructions are available in the link below. 

Submit an AHSPA Application


Click here to view AHSPA award recipients.

2019 AHSPA Committee

  • Sara Pirzadeh-Miller, Chair
  • Megan Maxwell, Vice Chair
  • Meg Bradbury, Immediate Past Chair
  • Priscilla Hodges
  • Liz Varga
  • Carrie Castonguay
  • Katie Wusik
  • Emily Fassi
  • Blair Stevens, NSGC Board Liaison 
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