The CGA-IGC is pleased to announce new travel grants for early career genetic counselors or genetic counselor trainees. These will be two awards of $1,000 to defray costs associated with in-person attendance at the CGA-IGC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV from October 26 - 28. 

The aim of these travel grants is to promote the professional development of early career genetic counselor investigators in the field of hereditary gastrointestinal cancers. As such, applications that are submitted in conjunction with a research abstract will be looked upon favorably.

Please upload the following documents here ( by the extended deadline of July 20th, 2023 to be considered for this award (pdf format for all documents; image, pdf or ppt format for headshot):

1. Brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) on how attending the CGA-IGC annual meeting will benefit professional development
2. Attestation that applicant is a genetic counselor trainee or early career genetic counselor (within three years of appointment)
3. Title of submitted research abstract (if applicable)
4. Curriculum vitae

If selected for the award, a short biography and headshot will be requested to be used in media materials by CGA-IGC announcing and celebrating the award.

Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration. Applicants will be notified by August 15, 2023 and must attend the CGA-IGC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV from October 26 - 28. We would also be pleased to offer an invitation to an awards reception on the evening of October 25th for grant recipients.

The CGA-IGC travel grant award winners will be selected by a committee of the CGA-IGC president, past-president and president-elect (or suitable replacements from executive council or research committee leadership if necessary). 

- Selection criteria will include:Review of paragraph discussing how CGAIGC will benefit them
- Consideration of research submitted with extra weight given to research selected for podium presentation
- Consideration of CV and promise to contribute to the field of hereditary GI cancer

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