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

Third Annual Request for Applications for ABGC Research Grant Funding

In 2018, the ABGC Board of Directors constituted a Research Committee to support research to enhance the genetic counseling profession in alignment with ABGC’s strategic plan. Over the last two years, we have received numerous high-quality applications and have provided funding of $30,000 to two successful projects.  

We are excited to announce our third annual Request for Applications (RFA) and that we are now offering up to $50,000 funding to a single project in this cycle. 

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. Projects of limited scope, with little to no relevance to the broader genetic counseling community, are also not appropriate for this funding mechanism.  Applications that have been revised in response to reviews on a previous ABGC Research Grant Funding submission, may be submitted as a new application.

The proposal application forms and details about the application process can be found here: 
Research Grant Application Guidelines and Requirements
Budget Template
Online Application

Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST, September 1, 2021.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the Research Committee members:
Erin Carmany, MS, CGC®, Chair
Bronson Riley, MS, CGC®, ABGC Board Liaison
Alexis Carere, MS, CGC®
Yue Guan, PhD, CGC®
Cindy James, PhD, CGC®
Sarah Kalia, MS, CGC®
Raluca Kurz, PhD, MS, CGC®
Kristy Lee, MS, CGC®
Laura E. Mitchell, PhD, CGC®
Andrea Shugar, MS, CGC®