2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships Solicitation

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) released a call for proposals on May 21, 2018, via NSPIRES. The solicitation, TRISH Announcement Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications, offers two-year fellowships to individuals working on research that is critical to human health and performance during long-duration spaceflight. 

KEY DATES
May 21 - TRISH-RFA-1802-PD Solicitation Announcement
June 29 - Deadline for mentors to be included on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
July 31 - Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
October - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
See the solicitation overview
Apply 
FAQs

Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health Solicitation

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BRASH 1801 Solicitation

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) released a call for proposals on March 16, 2018 via NSPIRES. The solicitation, Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH1801) has six areas of interest:

*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

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

KEY DATES
March 16 - BRASH1801 Solicitation Announcement
March 28 - Pre-Proposal Webinar
April 16 - Step-1 Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
April 27 - Notifications Sent
June 25 - Step-2 Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
November - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
BRASH1801 Summary One-Pager 
Pre-Proposal Webinar Charts 
Pre-Proposal Webinar Video 
FAQs 
Apply 

Focused Investigation Project Proposals - Open Now

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.
Special Instructions: Please provide a brief summary of your research plan, which will be assessed based on TRISH's current target areas.

KEY DATES 

RESOURCES
FIP Proposal Example Template 
TRISH Cost Sharing Requirements 
Contact or submit a proposal

Synergy Grants - Open Now

Synergy Grants allow for the sharing of resources and personnel across TRISH-funded projects allowing researchers to get increased value from each project. This appropriately named mechanism supplies funding to both teams to explore new collaborative ideas focused on NASA HRP's Red Risks. Synergy grants may be submitted any time and have variable funding amounts, generally about $25K. Duration is usually one year. Proposals are reviewed quarterly and undergo an internal scientific and programmatic relevance review. 

To submit a proposal, provide a brief summary of your research plan, which will be assessed based on TRISH's current target areas.

Contact Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta, TRISH Senior Innovation Portfolio Manager at emmanueo@bcm.edu with any questions - and good luck!

Find out more about our Synergy Grants or complete the short Synergy Grant Form and Budget Template and email to us!

TRISH Industry Solicitation with Partner CIMIT - Closed

TRISH released a call for an industry solicitation on March 8, 2018 via partner the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT). The industry solicitation is focused on two topics:

*Deep Artificial Intelligence Medical Support - TRISH is soliciting proposals for the rapid development of commercially available or viable computer-based algorithms that facilitate diagnosis of medical conditions on NASA’s Medical Conditions List in addition to other medical conditions that may occur and require treatment during long-duration space flights as well as for terrestrial applications.
*Point-of-care Diagnostics for Long-duration Space Flights - TRISH is soliciting proposals for the rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care (POC) technologies into viable, clinically-focused solutions that facilitate diagnosis of conditions on NASA’s Medical Conditions List during long-duration space flights as well as in terrestrial clinical settings. The solicitation seeks technologies that have a commercial potential that would benefit from investments that make them suitable for long-duration spaceflights. For example, miniaturizing a table-top device into a hand-held device, reducing the need for and extending the shelf-life of consumables, and improving ease-of-use, are all important developments.

There are two steps to the grant application process. The expected deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) is April 12, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Successful EOI proposers will be invited to complete a more detailed proposal by April 26 that will be due by June 5, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

KEY DATES
March 8 - CIMIT Industry Solicitation Announcement
April 12 - Expression of Interest due by 11:59 p.m. ET
April 26 - Notifications Sent
June 5 - Full Proposals due by 11:59 p.m. ET
July 16 - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
FAQs 
Apply 

2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant - Closed

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credit: NASADeep Space

On Oct. 31, 2017, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health awarded four outstanding early career researchers two-year funding in the institute's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The request for applications for its 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was solicited in late May 2017 with proposals due late July 2017. 

KEY DATES
March - Solicitation Announcement
July 31 - Applications due by 5:00 p.m. ET
Oct 31 - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship RFA 
FAQs 

2017 Translational Research Institute Research Topics (TRIRT) - Closed

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credit: NASA The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars.

Translational Research Institute Research Announcement NNJ16ZSA001N-TRIIN
On Sept. 20, 2017 TRISH announced the grant awards for 10 trailblazing research projects in the areas of omics, lymphatic flow, radiation damage resistance, minimally-invasive surgical capabilities, and the effects of the microbiome on health during long-duration spaceflight.

KEY DATES
March 2017 - Solicitation and FAQs were posted
May 2017 - Proposals due

RESOURCES
Translational Research Institute (TRI) Research Announcement NNJ16ZSA001N-TRIIN - Part 1 Topics
Translational Research Institute (TRI) Research Announcement NNJ16ZSA001N-TRIIN - Part 2 Instructions
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