RNA Salon Application

2020/21 Academic year (October 1st, 2020 – September 31st, 2021)

Completed applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) September 11th, 2020 to be considered for support.

Fields indicated with an asterisk indicate required information.

General Information

Main applicant*

(RNA Society Member, Principal Investigator)

Co-applicant 2

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

Co-applicant 3

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

Co-applicant 4

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

Co-applicant 5

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

Co-applicant 6

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

Co-applicant 7

(PI, Postdoc or graduate student, if applicable)

RNA Salon Information

Expected Number
Principal Investigators:
Postdoctoral Fellows:
Graduate Students:
Undergraduate Students:
Staff / Technicians:

Lexogen Support

Each successful RNA Salon is eligible to receive $1,500.00 USD to support their events ($1,000.00 from the RNA Society and $500.00 provided by Lexogen, the exclusive industry sponsor of the 2020/2021 RNA Salon series). To qualify for the full amount, RNA Salon applicants must, at the time of application, agree to the ‘Terms of Sponsorship’ which include terms provided by Lexogen that are outlined below. In the event that applicants wish not to enter into the outlined relationship with Lexogen, they can choose to ‘opt-out’ and their application will be eligible for a maximum of $1,000 USD of support provided exclusively by the RNA Society.

  • RNA Salon proposals will be reviewed solely by the RNA Society. Successful applications that agree to Lexogen co-sponsorship (i.e. ‘opt-in’) will then, and only then, be made available to Lexogen.
  • Successful RNA Salons will receive a single payment from the RNA Society in the amount up to $1,500 or up to $1,000 USD (if applicants ‘opt-out’).
  • For those applicants that agree to the full Terms of Sponsorship (including those outlined by Lexogen; i.e. ‘opt-in’), RNA Salon organizers agree to:
    1. display the Lexogen corporate logo alongside the RNA Society’s logo on the Salon’s website, other online and print material, and all advertising of RNA Salon events.
    2. mention @lexogen alongside @RNASociety in any RNA Salon social media posting such as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
    3. display a 20-min video by Lexogen at a minimum of one event (real life or virtual) per academic year. Such will provide educational content related to Lexogen’s products as well as a disclaimer that the RNA Society does NOT promote Lexogen’s products. Lexogen will provide a range of videos on different transcriptome-analysis related topics to choose from.
    4. allow a representative from Lexogen to contact, via e-mail, the RNA Salon organizer once during the academic year to arrange for Lexogen either to present a promotional seminar at an RNA Salon event or to organize (and pay for) an academic speaker to present at an RNA Salon event. These seminars and presentations can also have a virtual format. RNA Salon organizers retain the right to refuse a suggested topic or speaker, and agreement to these opportunities is not required to receive the supplemental funding provided by Lexogen. In addition, any arrangement will be based on mutual agreement between Lexogen and the RNA Salon organizer and will in no way involve the RNA Society.
    5. share product literature provided by Lexogen at an RNA Salon event. Material will be mailed at the expense of Lexogen or shared online. RNA Salon organizers agree to provide to Lexogen a shipping address and an approximate number of Salon participants to facilitate this process. Alternatively, Lexogen can also provide product literature digitally, in form of a PDF document, which is then forwarded by the RNA Salon organizer to the RNA Salon participants.
    6. agree to announce and share (at a minimum of one event) entry forms for a prize drawing for Lexogen products (e.g. RNA sequencing products and services). Also here, a digital format can be chosen by Lexogen. In this case, a short description of the prize draw and a link to the respective entry form will be e-mailed to the RNA Salon organizers to be forwarded to the RNA Salon participants. Participation (i.e. completion of the entry form) by Salon participants is completely voluntary.




Proposed budget (in USD) for the use of RNA Society and Lexogen Funding. The maximal new funding for the 2020/2021 RNA Salon series is $1,500.00 USD (or $1,000.00 USD for those that opt-out of receiving Lexogen-sponsored funds).
In addition, existing RNA Salons can use funds remaining from 2019/2020. For example, if 500 USD were not spent in the last year, you can propose expenditures up to 2,000 USD.

Student Awards
Promotional Material
Invited Speakers (max 40%)
Other (please detail)
TOTAL Expenses
Funds remaining from 2019/2020
New funding requested (total expenses minus funds remaining)

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