BRASH 1901 Solicitation Now Open

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.

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
April 30, 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

TRISH 2019 Industry Solicitation - Now Open! 

TRISH released a call for an industry solicitation on Dec. 17, 2018 via partner the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT). The industry solicitation is focused on the following topics: 

*Multiparameter health assessment through ophthalmic imaging 
*Components of an integrated physical health surveillance system
*Gaming tools for behavioral health and beyond
*Advanced medical training and guidance system for spaceflight 
*Advanced human-computer interfaces (HCI) 
*Onboard manufacturing of medication active ingredients
*Lab-tests-to-go... into space
*AI-supported medical diagnostics 

Full proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. EST Jan. 25, 2019. 

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.

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
May 2019 - Selection Announcements

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

See the solicitation overview

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.

TRISH Cost Sharing Requirements 

Areas of Interest 

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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credit: NASANASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets 

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.