Membership

VGI Membership Guidelines

Membership with the VGI is available at two levels: Member and Investigator.

Member Requirements

Candidates who wish to become a member of the VGI should take the following steps:

Submit a C.V., two letters of recommendation*, and a statement of research interests. All materials should be sent to VGI . After the application materials have been collected, a presentation at our weekly Genetics Interest Group (GIG) will be scheduled. The final step will be a vote by the VGI Investigators at their next faculty meeting to determine if membership is granted.  After membership is granted the new member will be notified.

*One of the recommendation letters must come from a current VGI member/Investigator.

All member appointments will be for a three year period and re-appointment will require only a letter of continued interest by the member and approval from a VGI investigator.

Members are expected to take an active role in supporting the VGI by:

  • Attendance at the annual Genetics Symposium
  • Attendance at GIG
  • Use of the core services
  • Helping to further the Center's mission through continued research

Members may be eligible for small VIG core grants if available.

Investigator Requirements

Candidates who wish to become an investigator with the VGI should take the following steps:

Submit a letter of nomination from a current VGI investigator, a C.V., two additional letters of recommendation and a statement of research interests. All materials should be sent to VGI. After the application materials have been collected, a presentation at our weekly Genetics Interest Group will be scheduled. The final step will be a vote by the VGI Investigators at their next faculty meeting to determine if investigator status is granted. After Investigator status is granted the new investigator will be notified.

In addition to the expectations of a member (bulleted above), an Investigator of the VGI will also be required to take an active role in the management and continued success of the VGI. Possible roles include:

  • Overseeing specific core services
  • Sitting on various VGI governing boards
  • Supervising staff
  • Being an integral part of decisions affecting the VGI
  • Furthering the VGI's mission through their research and training of students

Investigators may be eligible for small VGI core grants if available.

All investigator appointments will be for a three year period.  Reappointment will be dependent on a demonstration of active participation in the VGI mission and activities.