Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D. (320x240)
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine funds groundbreaking research and development that can reduce the risks to the health and performance of humans on space exploration missions.

TRISH is offering funding to support the nation’s brightest postdoctoral fellows in performing research related to human spaceflight. “Our institute’s postdoctoral fellows will help craft the future of humanity in space,” said, Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor.

Selected applicants will receive a stipend for salary support, allowance for health insurance and travel funds for related scientific meetings. An optional, competitive third year of support is possible.

Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Funds to support the research itself 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 June 29, 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 July 31, 2018. 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.