The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) offers numerous resources, programs, and events for human genetics trainees: undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research and clinical fellows. These include:

Burcu Darst and Emily Davenport, Training & Development Committee Members, describe trainee programs available year-round.

Burcu Darst and Emily Davenport, Training & Development Committee Members, describe trainee programs available year-round.


Web Resources

Career Corner: Interviews with genetics professionals in a variety of career areas 

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Outstanding research papers authored by trainee members of ASHG

Trainee Career Toolkit: How-to’s, tips, training programs, fellowships and grants, and other resources

Career Flowchart: Degrees and training needed for various genetics-related career options

ASHG Career Center

Trainee Fellowships & Awards

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship: Participate in genetics education program development at ASHG, NHGRI, and an optional third organization

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship: Participate in genetics policy analysis at NHGRI and ASHG, and work directly within the U.S. Congress

Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research: Honors excellence in trainee-conducted research presented at the ASHG Annual Meeting

Human Genetics Scholars Initiative: Two-year, intensive mentoring and skill-building experience for trainees and early-career faculty from underrepresented backgrounds

Get Involved

ASHG Trainee Forum: Network with peers and read new content daily (available to trainee members only)

Trainee Newsletter, The Nascent Transcript: Call for Volunteer Writers. Submit a writing sample. Writers will have the chance to propose article topics, interview experts in the field, and contribute original feature pieces on the hottest topics in human genetics.

Trainee Leadership Opportunities: Gain leadership experience and contribute to the Society’s future on the ASHG Board and committees

Trainee Events at the Annual Meeting: Networking and mentoring events, skill-building workshops, career panels, and diversity initiatives

Conference to Career: A short course of webinars and an in-person networking event, developed jointly by ASHG and The Jackson Laboratory

Lauren Tindale, 2019 Training & Development Committee Chair, describes trainee programs at the Annual Meeting.

For membership purposes, trainees are undergraduate students or individuals completing various levels of post-baccalaureate training in human genetics or allied fields.