TRISH Programs - An Overview

TRISH funds high risk, high reward, high quality and efficient solutions that can be adapted (or translated) for use in space. 

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health is a Baylor College of Medicine-led consortium with the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Charged by NASA via a cooperative agreement, TRISH seeks and funds new health technologies to predict, protect and preserve astronaut health during deep space exploration missions. Our mission requires a holistic and overarching approach that can reach and connect with researchers who may not be aware that their research is what NASA is looking for to experienced investigators who have a history with NASA research - and everything in between. 

TRISH has three core programs:

Translational Research Program

The largest component of TRISH, the Translational Research Program offers multiple funding mechanisms with variable solicitation methods, funding amounts, durations, and review cycles. Check out our open solicitations, on-going solicitations, and program descriptions!

Scientist Program

TRISH's Scientist Program attracts high-quality researchers and scientists for space research and NASA. The TRISH Scientist Program consists of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Science Manager Program, and Faculty Exchange/Visiting Scientist Program. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers early career scientists the opportunity to conduct translational research with mentorship from experienced scientists. The Visiting Scientist/Faculty Exchange and Senior Science Manager Programs offer various types of opportunities for seasoned scientists at NASA's request.

Supporting Program

Through virtual vehicles such as the Red Risk School to the Tech Exploration in Space Health series to speaking engagements, TRISH connects with the space health community, potential researchers, and the general public via its virtual community channels including this website, social media and online capabilities. Additionally, TRISH remains actively engaged in multiple health, medical innovation, and technology societies and conferences bringing a fresh perspective and educating prospective researchers on how their translational research could protect astronaut health and performance in deep space.