The Directorate for Biological Sciences has released a solicitation (22-510) calling for participants in an in-person week-long (June 13-17, 2022) Ideas Lab that will explore novel and creative approaches to extend our understanding of the diverse, growing universe of non-coding RNAs. With insight into the function of micro-RNAs and small-interfering RNAs rapidly expanding, the function and evolution of other classes of non-coding RNAs, including fragments of rRNAs and tRNAs, tiny RNAs, long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs, remain largely unknown. This Ideas Lab seeks to bring together researchers from disciplines spanning biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer and information sciences, and engineering to stimulate innovative research that advances our understanding of the origin, diversity, evolution, and functions of non-coding RNAs. With the intent being the development of collaborative research in this area, teams will be selected to submit full proposals based on goals and projects originating at the Ideas Lab.
For details on the Ideas Lab and the application procedure, please consult the D2R2 solicitation.
Deadline for submission of the required preliminary proposal is January 31, 2022.