Status Report

NASA HERO Appendix C Released: Topics in Human Health Countermeasures, Behavioral Performance, and Space Radiation

By SpaceRef Editor
November 27, 2019
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NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has released solicited research response area NRA 80JSC019N0001-HHCBPSR “Topics in Human Health Countermeasures, Behavioral Performance, and Space Radiation” 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 (80JSC019N0001).


Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of Countermeasures for Mitigation of Sensorimotor Effects Following Unloading by Simulated Weightlessness (Head-Down Bed Rest); Mitigation of Motion Sickness During and Immediately Following G-Transitions when Returning from Space to Earth; Long-Term Ocular and Brain Structural/Functional Consequences of Spaceflight; Exploration Mission “On-board” Psychological Interventions: Identification, Verification & Validation; Maintaining Team Performance and Functioning: Team Dynamics and Interpersonal Relationships; Space Radiation Exposure and Tissue Homeostasis; Interaction of Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential and Space Radiation Exposure on the Risks of Leukemia and Cardiovascular Disease; and Hematopoietic and Immune System Functional Endpoints.


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:


A virtual Pre-Proposers Conference is scheduled for December 10, 2019, and more details will be posted shortly alongside this solicitation on NSPIRES. Appendix C Step-1 proposals are due January 3, 2020.  Invited Appendix C Step-2 proposals are due April 6, 2020.


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.