Status Report

NASA 2020 HERO Appendix C Released: Human Health Countermeasures and Space Radiation Topics

By SpaceRef Editor
December 11, 2020
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NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has released solicited research response area NRA 80JSC020N0001-HHCSR “Human Health Countermeasures and Space Radiation Topics” that solicits applied research in support of HRP goals and objectives. This response area is Appendix C of the Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) NRA (80JSC020N0001).


Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of:


·         Immune Countermeasures Against Stress Induced Changes in Humans During Isolation Consisting of Three 8-Month Winter-Over Stays at the Palmer Antarctic Station

·         Adapting Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell or Similar Technology for Space Radiation Carcinogenesis, Shared Biology for CVD/CNS, and Individual Susceptibility

·         Space Radiobiology Tissue and Data Sharing: Research Proposing the Use of Data and/or Tissue Samples from Past or Current Experiments


Appendix C of the HERO NRA and associated documentation can be found at:


The HERO NRA including all open appendices is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at:


Appendix C Step-1 proposals are due January 11, 2021.  Invited Appendix C Step-2 proposals are due April 9, 2021.


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 HRP and is intended as an information announcement to the research community related to the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD).


Thank you for your continued interest in NASA. Please refer to the solicitation document for contact information.


SpaceRef staff editor.