Launched in 2016, the RNA Salon program provides financial support for recurring local/regional RNA science-based activities held at academic institutions throughout the world. With the aim of promoting engagement and interaction among RNA scientists, the RNA SOCIETY hopes to advance the training and professional development of RNA researchers, with a particular focus on junior trainees.

The RNA SOCIETY is now inviting applications for RNA Salons in 2022/2023 with the possibility for outstanding applicants to secure two-year funding. Applications must be submitted by September 16th, 2022 using a web-based application form. To learn more about how to qualify for support from the RNA SOCIETY for your RNA-related events, please see the ‘Guidelines for RNA Salon Support 2022’.

In 2021/2022, the RNA Salon re-gained its strengths with 41 funded RNA Salons that offered diverse formats of programming including in-person, hybrid and online events. For the first time, 27 RNA Salons were selected for two-year funding. A complete list of all new and continuing RNA Salons and organizers can be found here. A Summary of 2021/2022 RNA Salon activities was presented to the RNA SOCIETY Board in June 2022.

We hope that you all have an opportunity to join an RNA Salon event, and to connect with your colleagues and peers who are equally enthusiastic about RNA as you are!

Ute Kothe
RNA Salon Program Coordinator, RNA SOCIETY