Each year, the editorial board of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances selects two articles published in HGG Advances in the previous year for this award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field made by young investigators who have no more than five years of research experience since completing postdoctoral research training or its equivalent and are ASHG members at the time of acceptance. Two Early Career Investigator Awards will be given annually, with a monetary award of $1,000 and certificates presented to the recipients at the Annual Meeting.
To be awarded the HGG Advances Early Career Investigator Award, nominees must:
- Have published a paper in HGG Advances in the last year as first author
- Be no more than five years of research experience since completing postdoctoral research training or its equivalent
- Be an ASHG member