NASA Solicitation: Human Research Program International Life Sciences Research Announcement


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has released NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNJ13ZSA002N- Appendix F, entitled "Human Research Program International Life Sciences Research Announcement." In collaboration with the International Space Station International Partners, this NASA NRA solicits flight proposals for NASA in support of the Human Research Program. Proposals are solicited in the areas of Intra-Cranial Pressure in Astronauts on the International Space Station; Team Task Switching in Astronaut Crews on the International Space Station; Bioregenerative Food Systems on the International Space Station; and Habitable Volume and Space Utilization Assessment Tool Validation on the International Space Station. This response area is Appendix F of the Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) NRA (NNJ13ZSA002N).

The full text of the solicitation appendix is available on the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at

Step-1 proposals are due March 28, 2014. Invited Step-2 proposals are due May 23, 2014.

Potential applicants are urged to access this site well in advance of the proposal due date to familiarize themselves with its structure and to register in the system. Proposals solicited through this NRA will use a two-step proposal process. Only Step-1 proposers determined to be relevant with respect to the Research Emphases outlined in Section(A)(2) of this NRA will be invited to submit full Step-2 proposals. Step-2 proposals must be compliant with respect to all sections of this NRA or they will be declined without review. Proposals must be submitted electronically.

The HERO NRA including all open appendices is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at:{3ECC0A86-6C9E-AC76-804C-025A7396B161}&path=open

All categories of United States (U.S.) institutions are eligible to submit proposals in response to the NRA. Principal Investigators may collaborate with universities, Federal Government laboratories, the private sector, and state and local government laboratories. In all such arrangements, the applying entity is expected to be responsible for administering the project according to the management approach presented in the proposal. NASA’s policy is to conduct research with non-U.S. organizations on a cooperative, no exchange-of-funds basis.

This email is being sent on behalf of and is intended as an information announcement to researchers associated with the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) and the Human Research Program (HRP). Thank you for your continued interest in NASA.  Please reference the above solicitation for contact information.

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