Hosted by the Human Genetics Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee

The UCLA Department of Human Genetics Emerging Genomic Scientist Symposium in spring 2024 will feature research presentations from five Program Fellows who will be selected from around the country. Fellows will be senior predoctoral students and junior postdoctoral and clinical fellows doing cutting edge research in genetics and genomics.

Diversity Statement: Our goal in this program is to advance the diversity and inclusion of genomic sciences. Read our Diversity Statement here

The Program Fellows will be selected in February 2024. The one-year program will provide mentoring, networking, and collaboration opportunities with faculty and other researchers in the UCLA Department Human Genetics and allied departments at UCLA, and include the Spring Symposium where Fellows will present their research to the Southern California research community. The goal of the program is to create long-term relationships between Fellows and UCLA scientists, and accelerate the Fellows' successful transition to independence in genomic research careers.

Fellows Selection Criteria: Applicants must be predoctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are within one year of attaining their PhD, or postdoctoral or clinical fellows within one year of obtaining their doctoral degree. Applicants must be doing research in the field of genomic science, and have a commitment to increasing the diversity and inclusion in science. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in the scientist are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel for the quality of research, contribution and commitment to diversity in biomedical sciences, and their research and career goals.

Application Deadline is January 12, 2024.

Awards will be announced by February 16.

To apply for an Emerging Genomic Scientist fellowship, click here

If you are a UCLA postdoc or faculty working in genomics, and are interested in being a mentor, contact