Research & Resources

Research and Resources

Research & resources

ABGC is a leading organization in the profession of genetic counseling. Its Board of Directors continues to develop strategic initiatives that provide research and resources for use by certified genetic counselors in every day practice. 

Review ABGC's Strategic Plan.

ABGC Research Grant

Second Annual Request for Applications for ABGC Research Grant Funding

In 2018, the ABGC Board of Directors constituted a Research Committee to finalize processes to support the conduct, dissemination, and use of research to enhance the genetic counseling profession in alignment with ABGC’s strategic plan. Last year, we received numerous high-quality applications and provided funding of $30,000 to one successful project. 

We are pleased to announce our second annual Request for Applications for grant funding. ABGC will award up to $30,000 in research funding in this cycle. In particular, ABGC is interested in funding research studies that investigate and/or establish best practices for genetic counseling in the rapidly changing genetics / genomics milieu. Study proposals should include primary data collection (or novel, secondary use of previously collected data) and analysis plans designed to inform genetic counseling outcomes and/or services.  Projects that are not directly relevant to genetic counseling, such as phenotype characterization studies, epidemiological or population studies, and animal studies, will not be considered.
Research Grant Application Guidelines and Requirements
Budget Template
Online Application

The 2020 application window is now closed. Submissions are being accepted for the 2021 grant cycle.

Applications are due September 1, 2021.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the Research Committee members:

Erin P. Carmany, MS, CGC®, Chair
Bronson D. Riley, MS, CGC®, ABGC Board Liaison
Deanna Alexis Carere, MS, CGC®
Yue Guan, PhD, CGC®
Cynthia A. James, PhD, CGC®
Raluca N. Kurz, PhD, MS, CGC®
Laura E. Mitchell, PhD, CGC®
Andrea Shugar, MS, CGC®
Heather A. Zierhut, PhD, CGC®