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

2024 - 2025 Next Generation Fellowship and Training Applications

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine’s (ACMGF) Next Generation Fellowship and Training Program is now accepting applications for the following subspecialties:

  • Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics Residency
  • Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship
Click here to apply.

For a detailed timeline for all Next Generation Fellowship awards click here. Please note that applications for the Ophthalmic Genetics award are not being accepted for the 2025-2026 fellowship year. We hope to reopen applications for this award after this year’s cycle.

Based on feedback from applying institutions, the ACMG Foundation no longer requires applying institutions to name a trainee as part of their application. In addition, the timeline for these awards has changed significantly to allow the selected institutions to have about a year to identify a suitable trainee. The trainee requirements can be found here.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Foundation staff at acmgf@acmgfoundation.org.

Next Generation Fellowship & Residency Training Awards Program

The number of medical genetics experts needed to diagnose and treat patients with genetic disorders has fallen chronically short of demand for decades. Consequently, attracting talented medical professionals to the genetics and genomics workforce remains a core objective of ACMGF. To this end, the Foundation has developed the Next Generation Fellowship and Residency Training program with several different specialty tracks. These awards will

  • Advance education, research and standards of practice in medical genetics.
  • Develop and expand clinical and laboratory expertise in medical genetics in the United States.
  • Initiate and develop a broad-based infrastructure for industry funding of high-quality projects in the field of medical genetics.

ACMGF has updated our Next Generation Fellowship & Residency Training Award program. Simplified award names, a streamlined application process, and new webpages related to this core program are all part of this effort.

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

  • Clinical Genetics Residency
  • Medical Biochemical Genetics Subspecialty (Residency)
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics (Laboratory Fellowship)
  • Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG Fellowship)
  • Ophthalmic Genetics Subspecialty

Read more about our 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 medical 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 support towards the cost of travel, hotel and registration OR registration costs for virtual attendance for the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting that year1. Eligible individuals are ABMGG-, 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 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 Diane Drexler MEd, Managing Editor of Genetics in Medicine at geneticsinmedicine@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.