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December 8, 2015

The application period for the 2016 NINR Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) is now open. The 2016 SGI will be held from June 1-29, 2016, on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2016.

The SGI is a tuition-free, one-month 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 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 Training 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.

Over 300 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. (Check out this NIH Catalyst article to discover how the SGI has helped shape the careers of several alumni: 

Nursing graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply. Applicants should demonstrate potential for a highly productive research or clinical career.

For more information on the SGI, please send an email to or visit

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