In 1992 the Board of Directors of the Association of CytogeneticTechnologists, Inc. (ACT), now known as AGT (Association of Genetic Technologists, Inc.) recognized the need for a foundation to better serve the educational needs of its membership.
The FOUNDATION FOR GENETIC TECHNOLOGY (FGT) was organized exclusively for scientific, literary and educational purposes. The exempt purpose of FGT is education. The funds and assets are used to promote education in genetic technology through improvement of public understanding regarding the nature of such technology and provision of professional opportunities for training through grants, scholarships and awards.
FGT sponsors two regional meetings a year: one on the East coast in the fall and the other on the West coast in the spring. AGT members, watch your email and the announcements area of the website for information on upcoming dates and how to register.
FGT offers two study guides for BOC and state licensure exams - one for cytogenetics and one for molecular genetics. These are both available for purchase.
FGT Cytogenetics Study Guide
Over 250 pages of study materials prepared by cytogenetic educators and certified technologists to help technologists review for BOC certification and state licensure exams in cytogenetic technology.
FGT Cytogenetics Study Guide Order Form
FGT Molecular Biology Study Guide
Ninety-five pages of study materials prepared by directors of DNA diagnostic laboratories and a certified molecular technologist to help technologists review for the BOC certificate and state licensure exams in molecular biology (DNA diagnostic technology)
FGT Molecular Biology Study Guide Order Form
CONTRIBUTE TO FGT
FGT survives soley on donations, contributions and sponsorships. The funds are used exclusively to promote education in genetic technology through improvement of public understanding regarding the nature of such technology and provision of professional opportunities for training through grants, scholarships and awards.
If you would like to contribute to FGT, please complete the Contribution Form and return it as indicated.
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
FGT offers the following awards and scholarships for AGT members and student members to honor leaders in our profession and help fund travel to the AGT Annual Meeting each year. The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 10.
Click here for information on all of the FGT Awards.
Click on the award titles below for detailed information and application instructions.