The RNA Society Scaringe Award is now taking applications! Don’t delay! Deadline: March 1st.
The RNA Society/Scaringe Young Scientist Award was established to recognize the achievement of young scientists engaged in RNA research and to encourage them to pursue a career in the field of RNA. The award is open to all junior scientists (graduate students or postdoctoral fellows) from all regions of the world who have made a significant contribution to the broad area of RNA. The award is not restricted to authors who have published in the RNA Journal, although it is restricted to active RNA Society members (click here to join). The prize will recognize one outstanding graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow based on their research accomplishments to date, a 1000-word essay describing their scientific contributions to RNA research, and a 500-word abstract for a review in their field of RNA research.
Apply here (you must be logged in to apply).
All applications are evaluated by the RNA Society Awards Committee. The applicants will be divided into one of two groups: graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Applications will be judged on the quality of the research and the entrant’s ability to articulate his or her research contributions to the field of RNA. This committee will choose one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow winner prior to the abstract deadline for the annual meeting.
The winners’ names will appear in the abstract book and their expenses associated with attending the meeting will be reimbursed. The winners will receive a cash prize and a one-year membership to the RNA Society that includes a subscription to the journal RNA. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to write a minireview or review for RNA. The review can be written solely by the winner or in collaboration with their advisor.
We are pleased to share the Fall 2011 RNA Society Newsletter. In this issue, we showcase our award winners and provide highlights of our very exciting and successful RNA 2011 meeting.
Manny Ares & Jim McSwiggen