2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships: TRISH-RFA-1802-PD
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.
May 18 - 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 PM ET
October - Selection Announcements
See the solicitation overview
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.
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
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.
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 6 - Selection Announcements
Focused Investigation Project - Open Continuously
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.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, contact Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta regarding the requirements. Please provide a brief summary of your research plan, which will be assessed based on TRISH's current target areas.
Synergy Grants - Open Continuously
Synergy Grants allow for the sharing of resources and personnel across TRISH-funded projects allowing researchers to get the most value from each project. This mechanism supplies funding to explore new collaborative ideas. Typically, proposals funded through this mechanism have budget ≤$25K with durations of 6-12 months. Best of all, proposals for Synergy Grants - along with Focused Investigation Program (FIP) Grants - may be submitted at any time and are reviewed quarterly.
To submit a proposal, provide a brief summary of your research plan, which will be assessed based on TRISH's current target areas. Contact email@example.com with any questions - and good luck!