Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) July 2011

The SING Workshop is a one-week workshop aimed at discussing the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for Native American communities. The workshop will also assist in training Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics. 

The goals of the workshop are to:

  1. facilitate discussion on indigenous cultural values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values,

  2. provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and health and

  3. to increase the number of Native Americans in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels.

The application process will be competitive with selected participants receiving funds to cover travel, housing and food expenses for the week of the workshop.

The 2015 SING workshop will be held August 2-9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

National Human Genome Research InstituteNational Institutes of HealthNational Science Foundation