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SING Canada Eligibility and Criteria
The 2023 SING Canada Workshop will be held July 16-21, 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is open to Indigenous individuals who would like to learn about the basic of genomics, bioinformatics, and Indigenous and decolonial bioethics. This includes community college students, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs. Most of our participants are aspiring Indigenous scientists, but we also accept Indigenous people interested in genomics and its ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social implications (GE³LS). To that end, we also strongly encourage Indigenous community members, leaders, and elders to apply. They can play key roles in the Indigenous governance of research.

This workshop is open to Indigenous Peoples of Canada including First Nation, Métis, and Inuit.  We also accept applications from tribal citizens from the US, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Please note that funding and space limitations allow for participants mainly from Canada, but we will consider applications from North America more broadly. Participant expenses including travel, accommodations, and meals/per diem will be covered by the SING program.

Indigenous nation documentation provided should include:    

  • Evidence of status, band or nation membership, tribal citizenship or other Indigenous status recognized by an Indigenous nation, or
  • In the absence of Indigenous community recognition, please provide a statement outlining the applicant’s Indigenous community affiliation and ancestry.

 Application documentation should include:    

  • 200-word summary of Applicant’s Background. This should include education or experiences, including any laboratory training, that relate to the SING workshop. SING 2023 prefers previous laboratory bench experience for this year’s workshop (micro-pipetting, etc.), especially if you attend virtually unless you can reliably access lab technical assistance at your location. You will be asked about this experience and/or access to technical resources if you are invited for an applicant interview.
  • 500-word essay on Applicant’s Purpose for attending the workshop.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resumé

Applicants should enter their Background and Purpose in the form below. Due to word count limits, we suggest writing these statements beforehand in a word processor (ie MS Word, Google Docs) before pasting them into the form. As a last step, upload any files such as status, band/nation/tribal enrollment and CV/Resumé. Please note the 400 MB size limit for each and 800 MB overall size.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.