ASHG Fellowships

ASHG and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) co-sponsor two fellowships annually to support early-career genetics and genomics professionals with an advanced degree who wish to make a career transition.


Fellowship Overviews

ASHG FellowsThe Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship, offered annually since 2002, is designed for individuals interested in the development and implementation of genetics-related health and research policies at a national level. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in policy analysis at NHGRI and ASHG, and to work directly within the U.S. Congress.

The Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship is designed for individuals interested in developing and implementing genetic and genomic literacy, engagement, diversity, and/or professional development initiatives for K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and professional audiences. The fellow will participate in rotations at NHGRI and ASHG, and typically a third organization involved in genetic and genomic literacy, engagement, diversity, or professional development.

Key Details

  • Fellowship duration: 16 months, starting in late August or early September
  • Application window: Submit our Fellowships Interest Form to receive notifications about application windows.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have advanced training in genetics/genomics and be eligible to work in the United States
  • Compensation package: Annual $76,000 stipend, plus benefits
  • Number of positions: One per year

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