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Photo taken from space overlooking the Carribean.
Photo taken from space overlooking the Carribean. Photo: NASA

TRISH seeking scientist proposals to advance space health research

Aaron Nieto


Houston, TX -

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is seeking innovative proposals for projects that recruit and engage researchers new to space biomedical research. Selected proposals will receive a partnership grant as part of the Space Health Ingress Program (SHIP). TRISH is a consortium led by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine with partners California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

The TRISH SHIP will foster collaboration and mentorship by connecting seasoned and new space biomedical investigators. Scientists who have not previously worked with TRISH or NASA’s Human Research Program will have access to a community of peers for training and support.  

“TRISH is bringing in new ideas and investigators to propel space health research,” said Catherine Domingo, TRISH operations lead and research administration associate at Baylor College of Medicine. “We have long believed that new researchers with fresh perspectives drive innovation and advance human space exploration and SHIP builds on TRISH’s existing efforts to recruit and support new investigators in the space health research field, potentially yielding and high-impact ideas to protect space explorers.” 

Selected awardees from this solicitation will result in a greater number of new investigators applying to and receiving awards from NASA and TRISH funding opportunities.  

The deadline to submit SHIP solicitation proposals through GRID is Feb. 22, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET.  The solicitation is available here. Projects are expected to begin by summer 2024.  

Led by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine, TRISH is a consortium that includes partners Caltech and MIT. NASA recently awarded the Institute a six-year extension to further its work by delivering disruptive solutions to mitigate biomedical risks for human exploration while advancing terrestrial health technologies. Learn more about TRISH at and follow the Institute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@BCMSpaceHealth). 

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