The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is calling for groundbreaking investigative proposals in emerging scientific and biomedical research advances, disruptive technologies and new engineering capabilities aimed at protecting human health in space.

TRISH seeks and funds high-risk, high-reward, exceptional and efficient solutions for translation into use-in-space research. The Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) 1901 opportunity is focused solely on early-stage proof of concept and late stage state-of-the-art research and technologies but will not fund incremental research advances.

The topics of interest in this solicitation are:

  • Ophthalmic imaging as a means of assessing overall health
  • Physical health surveillance of astronauts on deep-space missions
  • Enriched spaceflight environments for behavioral health
  • Augmented medical knowledge and guidance on deep-space missions
  • Personalized detection of space radiation-induced biological damage
  • “Just in time” medications

Read the solicitation. The first round of applications will be due on Feb. 14, 2019, by 5 p.m. EST. Full applications are due on April 30, 2019. Selections will be announced in October 2019.

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health is funded by a cooperative agreement from NASA to Baylor College of Medicine with consortium partners California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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