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 next round of RNA Salon applications is expected to open in August/September 2024. For further information please contact the RNA Salon program coordinator Dr Minna-Liisa Änkö([email protected]).

A complete list of all current RNA Salons and organizers can be found here.

Summary of 2022/2023 RNA Salon activities was presented to the RNA SOCIETY Board in June 2023.

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!

Minna-Liisa Änkö
RNA Salon Program Coordinator, RNA SOCIETY


Information about the previous RNA Salon call can be found below.

RNA SOCIETY is now inviting applications for RNA Salons in 2023/2024 with the possibility for outstanding applicants to secure two-year funding. Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2023 using a web-based application form. TTo 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 2023’.

In 2022/2023, the RNA Salon continued to grow with 56 funded RNA Salons that offered diverse formats of programming including in-person, hybrid, and online events. There are now RNA Salons in North America, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and Africa. Due to the successful implementation of a two-year funding structure, 22 RNA Salons are in their second-year of funding, and 17 RNA Salons have been selected for two-year funding for 2022/23 and 2023/24.