The HGSA COSA Cancer SIG Executive would like to take the opportunity to promote the SIG’s Professional Development Grant program. The aim of the program is to support members working in any area of cancer genetics (germline or somatic) to attend an in person or virtual conference. The grants can be used for conferences held in the proceeding or upcoming six months.

There are two professional development grants on offer in 2024.

  • Professional Development Travel Grants. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $1500 to attend an in-person conference. Grant funds can be used to cover conference registration, travel and accommodation.
  • Professional Development Grants (Virtual Attendance). Successful applications will be awarded up to $500 to attend a virtual conference. These grants can be used to cover the cost of conference registration.

More information about the program including eligibility and how to apply can be found on the member resources page at

Applications are now open. Applications for grants in 2024 are open until the 19th August 2024. Please forward any questions and completed applications to the Cancer Genetics SIG by email ([email protected]).