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Funding Opportunities and Awards


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TRISH Postdoctoral Fellowship

TRISH is soliciting proposals from postdoctoral researchers ready to help solve the health challenges of human deep space exploration. This postdoc program supports early-career scientists pursuing disruptive, breakthrough research with the potential to reduce risks to astronaut health and performance.

Selected fellows will receive a stipend for salary support, an allowance for health insurance and funds for travel to related scientific meetings. Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Independent investigators with existing research grant support may request to be listed as possible mentors for this program by contacting Aurelia Vergeade at avergeade@nasaprs.com.

View the solicitation. Proposals are due Jan. 28, 2021.


Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH 2101)


TRISH is seeking research proposals with emerging scientific and biomedical advances, disruptive technologies, and new therapies and engineering capabilities with the potential to protect health in deep space. 

\With the BRASH 2101 solicitation, TRISH is seeking novel research and multi-disciplinary approaches to reduce health risks through manipulation of human metabolism and homeostasis at the cellular or whole organism level. 

Modifying metabolic and homeostatic processes has the potential to reduce the necessary supplies and outputs of crewed missions in the highly resource-constrained environment of deep space. This strategy may also mitigate maladaptive processes the body undergoes in microgravity such as muscle and bone loss, or reduce tissue damage as a result of space radiation exposure. TRISH seeks to examine the feasibility of this method by awarding proof-of-concept grants to projects that assess the risks and potential benefits of these types of approaches. 

The Step-1 proposals are due on Dec. 21, 2020 by 5 p.m. ET. Step-2 proposals from selected investigations will be due on March 30, 2021. Selections will be announced in August 2021. 

TRISH’s BRASH-2101 pre-solicitation webinar will take place on Friday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. CST. Register online.

View the solicitation

TRISH Faculty/Scientist Exchange: Space Health Swap

TRISH's Faculty/Scientist Exchange, or Space Health Swap, stimulates new collaborations, ideas and approaches for space biomedical research. This is an opportunity for external scientists, researchers, engineers, and physicians to spend time at a NASA center; and NASA civil servants to spend time at an external laboratory, company or university.

This program has been delayed due to COVID-19.

Catalyst Proposals

Catalyst Proposals grants are unsolicited proposals that may be submitted at any time. This funding vehicle is best suited for pilot or proof-of-principle projects with a small amount of funding and a short duration.

Schedule: Unsolicited or directed. Submit any time.
Annual Funding Amount: Generally less than $100,000 but can be up to $350,000
Duration: Up to two years
Review: Programmatic relevance and external scientific peer reviews. Reviewed as received.

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Email the TRISH team: spacehealth-info@bcm.edu