The 2015 NINR Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) will be held from June 1st through 26th on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The application period is now open and will close on March 1st at 11:59 pm. Letters of recommendation are due by March 15th at 11:59 pm.
The SGI is a tuition-free, one-month, intensive research training program that provides participants with a foundation in molecular genetics appropriate for use in research and clinical practice. The program seeks to increase the research capability among nursing graduate students and faculty and to develop and expand clinical practice in genetics among clinicians.
Administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) as one of its Biotechnology Specialty programs, the SGI features lectures and hands-on laboratory training. On completion of the program, participants receive eight hours of graduate-level college credit from FAES.
More than 350 SGI graduates are making a difference in communities across the country—building programs of nursing research in genetics; disseminating the results of genetics-related research in peer-reviewed scientific publications and at scientific conferences; and integrating genetics content in nursing school curricula and practice. The SGI has also contributed to the successful academic careers of many nurse scientists.
Graduate nursing students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply. Applicants should demonstrate potential for highly productive research or a clinical career. For more on eligibility, requirements, how to apply, and other questions, please review our new SGI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at https://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchandfunding/dir/sgifaq. For any unanswered questions, please send an email with “NINR SGI” in the subject line to NINRIRPTraining@mail.nih.gov.
Additional program information, including our SGI flyer and video, is available at http://www.ninr.nih.gov/SGI.