Below is the application for SING USA. This workshop is ideal if you want to learn about genomics and ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in Indigenous communities. We will host the next SING USA workshop at the University of Connecticut. The workshop will likely occur in mid- to late July 2020.

We choose applicants based on the quality of the submitted materials (below). There are space limitations. We strive to ensure discussions are inclusive of all attendees’ perspectives. The SING Advisory Board will serve as the selection panel.

The deadline for the application is midnight on February 3, 2020. We will inform applicants of selections by April 1, 2020.

Eligibility and Criteria

The SING Workshop is open to tribal and community college students, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-docs. This includes Indigenous individuals who would like to learn about these topics. We welcome tribal community members and tribal leaders to attend.

  • This workshop is open to Indigenous peoples from the Americas. This includes Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and members of Canadian First Nation or Métis communities. Please note that funding limitations allow for participants mainly from North America. Documentation should be provided by either:
    1. Evidence of tribal enrollment or certification of tribal status recognized by a government, or
    2. Statement outlining the applicant’s Indigenous ancestry.
  • 200 word summary of Applicant’s Background. This should include education or experiences that relate to the SING workshop
  • 500 word essay on Applicant’s Purpose for attending the workshop
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resumé

Applicants should enter their Background and Purpose in the below form. Due to word count limits, we suggest writing these statements beforehand in a Word document before pasting into the form. As a last step, upload any files such as tribal enrollment and CV/Resumé. Please note the 2 GB size limit for each.

After completion of the workshop, participants must submit a 2-page evaluation of the SING workshop program. These evaluations provide organizers valuable feedback to modify and improve future workshops.

The application form will be available again for SING USA 2021 starting in October or November of 2020.