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)
Jan. 31, 2019 - Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
May 2019 - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
See the solicitation overview
Apply 
FAQs

Visiting Data Scientist Opportunity

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credit: NASAVirgo Cluster Galaxy NGC 4388

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health invites applications for a Visiting Data Scientist to be based at Johnson Space Center. The opportunity is designed for individuals who desire to use a sabbatical or other career development leave to explore new applications for their research or to develop their skills at the research program level.

The selected candidate will work with NASA scientists to improve and interpret analytical assessments of research and astronaut health data.

KEY DATES
Oct. 12 - FLEX 1901 Announcement
Nov. 30 - Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET

RESOURCES
See the solicitation overview
Apply

Human Factors Augmenting Research Solicitation

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) released a call for proposals on Sept. 28, 2018 via the TRISH Grant Research Integrated Dashboard (GRID). The solicitation offers one-year funding to individuals incorporating human-centered design into pre-selected TRISH-funded projects. This funding is for synergy grants that propose to collaborate with a TRISH-funded investigator on their space health project.

Translating technologies and countermeasures for use in an operational setting requires the consideration of the end user in early stages of design and engineering. The Human Factors Augmenting Research solicitation requests proposals that seek to augment currently funded TRISH projects with user-centered design considerations and work. Working with a TRISH investigator, improve an aspect of the product being developed, whether it be a technology, software, approach, or a countermeasure in a manner that considers the specific user – the astronaut in space – or the specific environment in which it will be use in – spaceflight. Alternatively, the proposed work may greatly enhance efficiencies of a currently funded project so that the knowledge or data can be acquired faster or with greater quality.

KEY DATES
Sept. 28 - FLEX 1801 Solicitation Announcement
Oct. 1 - First Day of Proposal Submission
Nov. 14 - Proposals due by 5 p.m. ET
January 2019 - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
See the solicitation overview
Apply

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 

2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship Solicitation - Closed

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

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

TRISH Industry Solicitation - 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
web release