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For each of these awards, you must submit an abstract prior to applying for an award.

RNATx Family Support Awards
We are excited to announce that we will be helping to supplement the costs related to childcare and/or eldercare responsibilities for early-career researchers attending our virtual symposium. We understand that, in both academia and industry, the years following the completion of a doctoral degree are critical for exposure, recognition, and networking in order to secure or maintain a position. For many scientists, these years also coincide with starting a family, making it difficult to achieve a work-life balance and embrace one’s career objectives. Up to $500 per award will be granted to students, postdocs, and/or young investigators (within their first 3 years). Delegates with accepted abstracts are eligible for this award (awarded on a first come, first serve basis). Only abstracts submitted during the regular timeframe (submitted before March 12, 2021) will be considered. Only one parent of a child or children may apply. You may apply for both a childcare grant and an inclusivity grant. 

Funds may be applied to the following needs:
  • Home-based childcare expenses incurred because of meeting attendance (funds may not be applied to normal ongoing expenses).
  • Travel of a relative or other care provider to your home to care for your child(ren) while attending the RNATx 2021 Virtual Meeting.

RNATx 2021 Inclusivity Grant
To support the exploration of RNA therapeutics research to those trainees and early career researchers whom are underrepresented in the scientific community, we will offer travel awards to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and young investigators (within their first 3 years). Since actual travel is not required to attend the meeting, the grants will provide reimbursement of the cost of registrationDelegates with accepted abstracts are eligible for this award (awarded on a first come, first serve basis)Only abstracts submitted during the regular timeframe (submitted before February 26, 2021) will be considered.

Please contact: RNATherapeutics@UMassMed.edu for more information and application forms.