RNA Fellows Program

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We are currently soliciting applications for RNA Graduate Fellowships for the 2020 – 2021  academic year.  Applications are open to graduate students who are currently 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students in the labs of RNA Training Faculty.   Applicants can be US citizens, green card or  visa holders.  Applications are due by the COB on April 20, 2020.

Please use the following link to apply. https://www.rna.albany.edu/rna-fellowship-application/

As a coordinated effort between the departments of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, and Nanobiosciences and funded by NIH, UAlbany and SUNY Polytechnic, we expect to award 10 fellows for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.  Students receive an enhanced stipend of $27,000 / year, specialized training and added opportunities to interact with RNA scientists.

Benefits and expectations for RNA Fellows:

  1. Participate in the monthly Hudson Valley RNA Club

  2. Take the 1-year flagship RNA course

  3. Attend the Annual RNA Symposium

  4. Write an F32 or another grant application for your QE2 or other submission

  5. Attend the summer RNA Institute Retreat

  6. Take/audit a new 1 credit course on Rigor and Reproducibility offered by UAlbany

  7. Receive dedicated training in our Entrepreneurship or Science Communication Tracks

  8. Participate in the writing of a review article manuscript specific to your field with your mentor or mentor team by the end of your graduate career

Link to Overview of Fellows Program



(June 1, 2020) Nicole Ralbovsky wins two Graduate Student Awards.



The 2019 RNA Institute Fellows pose for a picture at the UAlbany Life Sciences Building on Monday, August 5, 2019. (photo by Patrick Dodson)



(2018) RNA Fellows Intern with Regeneron
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