The RNA Society provides travel fellowships in support of researchers who are constrained financially from attending our conference. In most cases the fellowships will be made in the form of reduced or waived registration fees, although it is possible that some contribution toward travel costs could be made in addition to the fee waiver. Travel reimbursement, if awarded, will be presented in the form of a check that you pick up with your conference materials, or as either a credit card reimbursement or an electronic funds transfer from the RNA Society shortly after the close of the conference.

Please note:

  • Fellowships are restricted to RNA Society members. Click here to become a member. To renew your membership, go to this page.
  • Abstracts submitted with this travel fellowship application will NOT be entered into the conference registration system. You will need to make a separate conference registration, followed by a separate abstract submission once you have registered for the conference.

The application for travel fellowships should be submitted by February 25, 2019 for those who want to be notified in time to make the orals application deadline or want to be considered in the first round of funding. We will continue to accept applications after this date, until March 15th, but available funds are likely to be diminished substantially in a second round.

Questions can be addressed to you wish to apply for a fellowship, please complete the following on-line application.

Name of Applicant

Applicant Email Address

RNA Society Member Number

Affiliation (University, Institute, Company, etc.)

Country (where you are currently working and living)

Status (grad student, post-doc, etc)

Gender (for use in compliance reporting)

Including you, how many people from your lab will attend the conference?

Name of Principal Investigator/Lab Head

PI Email Address

Abstract Title

Upload Abstract (A draft is fine.)

Reason for attending RNA Society Meeting

Statement from PI: Briefly indicate why the applicant would benefit from the meeting, why you are unable to fully support the applicant's attendance, and whether the applicant will be the sole representative from your group.