Elisa Izaurralde; Early & Mid-Career Awards

The RNA Society seeks nominations for our annual awards recognizing excellence in RNA research at various career stages. Awards will be presented at RNA 2021, the annual meeting of the RNA Society, which will be held June 1st – 6th, 2021 in Singapore.

Elisa Izaurralde Award for Innovation in Research, Teaching, and Service

  • Applications are open to all early career RNA Society members. An early-career scientist is considered someone who is 5-15 years post-PhD who holds an independent research position at an academic institution
  • Applicants must have demonstrated an innovative mindset or approach to research, teaching, or service–and most ideally to more than one of those areas.
  • Applicant must be a person who acts in a manner that honors Elisa’s legacy and support of the scientific community. This individual is always engaged and asking questions at the meeting, enabling the development of the next generation of scientists, and being a great scientific collaborator to colleagues) -someone who makes a positive impact on the RNA community.
  • The winner receives a $20,000 cash prize and will have the opportunity to speak at the annual RNA Society meeting where the award is presented.

RNA Society Early Career Award

  • Eligible recipients will be within their first 7 years as an independent investigator as of July 1, 2021.
  • The award can be for a single important discovery or for an extended portfolio of work.
  • The basis for the award must be from independent research conducted in the recipient’s laboratory.
  • The winner must be a member of the RNA Society and contributions to the RNA Society can factor into the award decision.
  • The winner will have the opportunity to give a short talk at the RNA meeting where the award is presented.

RNA Society Mid-Career Award

  • Eligible recipients will be within their first 15 years as an independent investigator as of July 1, 2021.
  • The award can be for a single important discovery or for an extended portfolio of work.
  • The winner must be a member of the RNA Society and contributions to the RNA Society can factor into the award decision.
  • The winner will have the opportunity to present a short talk at the RNA meeting where the award is presented.

Nomination materials

Nominators must be members of the RNA Society. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations must include a complete CV of the candidate, and a letter of nomination that briefly and clearly states the applicability of the candidate for the award. In addition, Elisa Izaurralde Award nominees should submit a one-page research or vision plan and a second page addressing the importance of the RNA Society or the greater RNA community in their work. Additional letters of support are welcome but not required; if supplied, they should be submitted at the same time as the rest of the nomination materials.

Nomination packages must be submitted by October 1st, 2020.

This nomination is for:
  Izaurralde Award  Early Career Award  Mid-Career Award.

Nominee First/Given Name

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Research Citation
(Please provide a brief (4-10 words) caption of nominee’s work. It will be used to generate the award citation)

The fields below provide the capability to uploading up to four files as part of the application. The fields are labeled for your convenience, but in fact any of the upload fields can be used for any of the files. If you need to upload more files, then some of them will need to be combined.

Upload Your CV of Nominee (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

Upload Your Letter of Nomination (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

Upload Additional Izaurralde Application Materials (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

Upload Optional Support Letter(s) (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

Brief Summary of Your Work

Please provide a summary or citation of your work in 900-1100 characters. The format should be:
<your name> is a <Assistant Professor/Professor/etc.> at <your institution and/or department> in <city, country>. <A description of your work suitable for a general science audience, including its relevance>. <List the most significant awards/honors or support that you are receiving>. <She/He> has been a member of the RNA Society since <first year you became a member; we can fill that in if you're not sure>.

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