Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program
In 2023, ASHG and NHGRI announced a new partnership that strengthens and substantially expands the organizations’ joint genomics fellowship programs.
The new Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program recognizes the importance of diverse career paths to inform and advance genomics and its applications. The program provides training and career development in public policy, education and engagement, science communications and scientific administration. Opportunities are available for individuals at the postbaccalaureate and graduate levels.
Submit the Fellowship Interest Form to receive more information about the fellowships, including notice of application windows.
ASHG/NHGRI post-graduate fellowship programs provide fellows with exposure to work within NHGRI, ASHG, and a third organization informed by the fellow’s preference and anticipated career path.
The Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship is for individuals interested in the development and implementation of policies related to genetics/genomics research and its clinical applications at a national level.
The Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship is for individuals interested in developing and implementing genetics/genomics education, community engagement and/or professional development initiatives for diverse K-12, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and other professional or public audiences.
The Genomics Communications Fellowship is for individuals who are interested in the development, coordination and implementation of innovative, newsworthy public health communications products to help people learn about genomics and its roles in everyday lives.
- Fellowship Duration: Two years, starting in July
- Applications: Applications open in the fall
- Eligibility: Applicants must have earned (or will earn prior to the start of the fellowship) an advanced degree (e.g., Masters, PhD, MD, or JD) and be eligible to work in the United States
- Compensation and Benefits: Annual $79,000 salary plus benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan matching; and a training/travel allowance
Equal Opportunity Employer
ASHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including for disability and veteran status. All eligible applicants may apply. The society is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of human genetics and genomics professionals. ASHG welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourages individuals to apply who:
- are from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the genetics and genomics workforce;
- have a disability;
- are/were Pell Grant-eligible in college;
- are/were enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, community colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs);
- identify as LGBTQ+;
- were disadvantaged by life circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities;
- and/or have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and support for a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.
If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: September 28, 2023