• Next Generation Fellowship Awards
  • Richard King Trainee Award
  • Specialty Awards
  • Illumina Student Travel Award
Our mission to achieve greater health through genetics is accomplished by developing effective community and corporate partnerships who share a common interest to achieve the ACMGF mission of better health through genetics; through its exploration of medical research and education in the genetic and genomic profession. We are honored to recognize individuals who represent the “Next Generation” of emerging leaders who are completing their medical, counseling, research, and laboratory training that have made notable contributions in the profession and study of medical genetics and genomics. For a summary and more information about these residencies and fellowship awards, please see below:
The Richard King Trainee Award was instituted in 2009 and is given by the ACMG Foundation to encourage ABMG trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of quality research in Genetics in Medicine.

In order to encourage genetics trainees in their professional development, the Genetics in Medicine journal in collaboration with The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation offers a cash award recognizing an outstanding research publication by an ABMG trainee. The award consists of $1,000 cash prize to the recipient and recognition at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Eligible individuals are ABMG trainees who have been first author or corresponding author on a paper published the preceding calendar year in Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The award is named for Dr. Richard King in recognition of his instrumental role in creating Genetics in Medicine and serving as the first Editor in Chief of the journal.

Eligible trainees include those in the following programs:

  • Combined Internal Medicine/Genetics
  • Combined Pediatrics/Genetics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics
  • PhD Medical Genetics

Eligible trainees should identify themselves upon submission of manuscripts to Genetics in Medicine. The editorial board of Genetics in Medicine will determine the winning trainee and presentation of the award will be made each year at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. For more information, please email: gim@acmg.net
The ACMGF works cross-functionally across departments to offers a series of specialty awards to honor and promote excellence of our members and individuals toward their dedication of their existing work on behalf of others, teaching, mentoring research and writing.

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (ACMGF), in partnership with Illumina, has established a travel scholarship fund to support students interested in attending the 2019 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting that will be held April 2-6, 2019 in Seattle, WA. The scholarship fund will help address the deficit in the genetics workforce by providing travel support to medical and graduate students who have a significant interest in pursuing a career in genetics and genomics. Award recipients will benefit directly from their participation in educational sessions, peer to peer engagement, and other professional development opportunities that take place during the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. Awards given will range from $500 to $1,750 per student.

Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, February 26 – March 18, 2019 at www.acmgfoundation.org. Due to the positive response and number of applications received applicant notifications will be sent via email Tuesday, March 19, 2019. For more information, please contact Nicole Bell, ACMG Foundation Manager at nbell@acmg.net  or 301-718-9603.

Illumina Student Travel Scholarship Application
As part of its commitment to advancing the medical field of genetics and genomics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation for Genetics and Genomic Medicine (ACMGF), offers a series of national fellowship training, endowed, travel and special memorial awards to recognize its members and others.