Status Report

Funding Opportunity: NASA/NSBRI Research Supporting Crew Health and Performance

By SpaceRef Editor
August 7, 2008
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A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions” (NRA NNJ08ZSA002N), has been released and is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.”

This NRA jointly solicits ground-based, bed rest definition and flight definition proposals for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Proposals are solicited by the HRP in the areas of Behavioral Health & Performance, Muscle, Sensorimotor, and Space Human Factors & Habitability. Proposals are solicited by the NSBRI in the areas of Cardiovascular Alterations, Human Factors and Performance, Musculoskeletal Alterations, Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors, Sensorimotor Adaptation, and Smart Medical Systems and Technology.

Proposals responding to the HRP emphases and NSBRI emphases must be submitted separately, and will result in separate evaluations and awards. Step-1 proposals are due on September 5, 2008, and invited Step-2 proposals are due on December 5, 2008. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies.

Proposals solicited through this NRA will use a two-step proposal process. Only Step-1 proposers determined to be relevant with respect to the solicited research of this NRA will be invited to submit full Step-2 proposals. Proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposals to HRP may be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES ( or via ( Proposals to NSBRI must be submitted via NSPIRES.

This email is being sent on behalf of and is intended as an information announcement to researchers associated with the NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Human Research Program (HRP).

Thank you for your continued interest in NASA and NSBRI. Replies to this email will go unanswered, please reference the above solicitation for contact information.

SpaceRef staff editor.