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Scientist fellowships available: Help NASA get to Mars

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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine funds transformative research and technologies to enhance astronaut physical and mental wellness during deep space exploration missions.

TRISH is requesting proposals from the nation’s promising postdoctoral fellows performing research related to human spaceflight.

“Cultivating the next generation of researchers and scientists is critical to the success of the space program,” said Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor.

Selected fellows will receive a stipend for salary support as well as an allowance for health insurance and travel to related scientific meetings. An optional, competitive third year of funding is possible.

Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Funds to support the research must be supplied by the mentor. Independent investigators with existing research grant support may request to be listed as possible mentors for this program by contacting no later than Dec. 14, 2018.

All categories of United States institutions are eligible to submit proposals (universities, federal government laboratories, the private sector and state and local government laboratories).

The solicitation can be found here. Full proposals submitted through will be due on Jan. 31, 2019. Technical questions should be directed to the NSPIRES help desk at or Programmatic or scientific questions may be directed to

The mission of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health is to lead a national effort in translating cutting-edge terrestrial research into applied risk mitigation strategies for the human exploration of deep space. TRISH was founded in 2016 and works in partnership with NASA’s Human Research Program through a cooperative agreement. The institute is a consortium led by Baylor College of Medicine and includes the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Learn more about the Translational Research Institute for Space Health.

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