• Next Generation Fellowship Awards
  • Richard King Trainee Award
  • Specialty Awards

Welcome to the NextGen Awards Webpage

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is updating our Next Generation Fellowship & Training Award program early in 2021. Simplified award names, a streamlined application process, and new webpages related to this core program are all part of this effort. More information and a new application form will be posted here in April and early May of 2021. New donors to support the program in the future are also being approached this year.

As donors are secured and as funds permit, awards will be made available to fund the Next Generation Fellowship and Residency programs listed below.

Read more about our 2021 Residency and Fellowship Programs.

A Call to Trainees
Submit your research to Genetics in Medicine!

The Annual Richard King Trainee Award for Best Publication

In order to encourage genetics and genetic counseling trainees in their professional development, Genetics in Medicine and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine offer an annual award recognizing the most outstanding research publication by an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)- or Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)-accredited program trainee (or international equivalent). The award consists of a $1,000 cash prize to the recipient as well as travel, hotel and registration costs OR registration costs for virtual attendance for the annual ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting that year1. Eligible individuals are an ABMGG- or ACGC-accredited program trainees (or international equivalent), or trainees in their first year post-training (for genetic counselors, first year post-master’s degree), who have been first author or corresponding author on a paper published the preceding calendar year in Genetics in Medicine.

Eligible trainees include those in the following programs:
  • Medical Genetics (MDs)
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Combined Internal Medicine/Genetics
  • Combined Pediatrics/Genetics
  • Combined OBGYN/Genetics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Genomics
  • Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
  • Subspecialty-Medical Biochemical Genetics
  • Subspecialty-Molecular Genetic Pathology

Eligible trainees should identify themselves upon submission of manuscripts to Genetics in Medicine. Original research, brief reports and educational reports are eligible categories, but other categories, such as review articles, are not. The editorial board of Genetics in Medicine will determine the winning trainee and presentation of the award will be made each year at the ACMG Annual Meeting.
For inquiries contact Jan Higgins PhD, Managing Editor of Genetics in Medicine at gim@acmg.net

1some restrictions apply
The ACMGF works cross-functionally across departments to offer 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.
As part of its commitment to advancing the medical field of genetics and genomics, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine offers a series of national fellowship training, endowed, travel and special memorial awards to recognize its members and others.