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Submit Proposals for the IGB DEI Award

The IGB recognizes that systemic inequities result in the lack of diverse representation in genomics research and beyond. We value equality and respect for every member of our community. Investigators, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds bring their lived experiences and unique perspectives to their work. This diversity improves our ability to solve problems and be responsive to societal needs. As such, we are committed to supporting innovative projects that integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellness with research at the IGB.

The Committee on Diversity invites IGB staff, affiliates, and collaborators to submit proposals that would help promote diversity within the community, our institute, and society. Funding up to $10K will be awarded for the most innovative and equitable proposals.

More information about award requirements and criteria can be found here.

To apply, please visit

For questions, please contact COD representative Ripan Malhi at