BRASH 1901 Solicitation

On Dec. 17, 2018, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at  Baylor College of Medicine released a call for proposals via NSPIRES. The solicitation, Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) 1901, has six new areas of interest:

*Ophthalmic imaging as a Means of Assessing Overall Health
*Physical Health Surveillance of Astronauts on Deep Space Missions
*Enriched Spaceflight Environments for Behavioral Health 
*Augmented Medical Knowledge and Guidance on Deep Space Missions
*Personalized Detection of Space Radiation-Induced Biological Damage 
*"Just in Time" Medications

There are two steps to the TRISH grant application process. The deadline for the first phase of applications is mid-February. For phase 2, successful Step 1 proposers will be invited to complete a more detailed proposal.

KEY DATES
Dec. 17, 2018 - BRASH 1901 Solicitation Announcement
Jan. 30, 2019 - Pre-Proposal Webinar
March 7, 2019- Step-1 Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
May 10, 2019 - Step-2 Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
October - Selection Announcements

**Due to the partial government shutdown, proposal deadlines have been extended.**

Check out the pre-proposal webinar here

2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Solicitation

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) released a call for proposals Oct. 30, 2018, via NSPIRES. The solicitation provides funding for two-year fellowships to early career scientists performing research related to human health and performance during deep space exploration missions. Read the Baylor web release for more information.

KEY DATES
Oct. 30 - TRISH-RFA-1901-PD Solicitation Announcement
Dec. 14  - Deadline for mentors to be included on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
March 1, 2019 - Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
July - Selection Announcements

**Due to the partial government shutdown, proposal deadlines have been extended.**


RESOURCES
See the solicitation overview
Apply 
FAQs

Focused Investigation Project Proposals

Focused Investigation Project (FIP) 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 <$100k but can be more
Duration: 6-18 months
Review: Programmatic relevance and external scientific peer reviews. Reviewed as received.

RESOURCES
TRISH Cost Sharing Requirements 
Areas of Interest 

TRISH Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations

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TRISH Industry Solicitation

On April 1, 2019, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health announced $1.5 million in grant awards to nine companies researching medical technologies for preserving astronaut health in space exploration.

These nine companies will advance their biomedical research into technologies for predicting and protecting astronaut health. Research topics include lab tests for use in space, multi-parameter health assessment and health surveillance systems, and onboard manufacturing of active ingredients for medication.

Award Recipients for BRASH 1801 Announced

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BRASH 1801 Solicitation

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) recently awarded 15 new investigative researchers via the Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) 1801 solicitation. The scope of these projects spans across six areas of interest in the hopes of delivering solutions for astronaut health in space. 

*Predictive algorithms of health, behavior, and medical events
*Improving resilience through nucleotide-based therapy
*Non-pharmacological improvement of human performance
*Multipurpose edible plants for spaceflight applications
*New materials for shielding medications
*Test your expired medications

Learn more about the newly funded projects below! 

2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships Announced

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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) recently welcomed two new postdoctoral fellows. Congratulations to Drs. Michael Friedman and Lindsey Haggett! See more information about their projects below.

Michael Friedman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Genetic Variability in Microgravity-Induced Bone and Muscle Loss
Mentor: Henry Donahue, Ph.D.

Lindsey Haggett, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Mechanisms of Protection from Radiation by Natural Proteins
Mentor: Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D.