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NASA: TRISH Announcement Soliciting Applications for “Human-Based Models to Study Space Radiation and Countermeasures”

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2020
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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is releasing a new funding initiative supporting research advances in the study of effects of space radiation on human physiology and seeking countermeasures to be used in deep space exploration.


TRISH seeks and funds high-risk, high-reward solutions for predicting and protecting the health of future astronauts on deep space missions. Galactic cosmic radiation will be a significant health and performance challenge facing crewmembers on NASA’s planned return to the moon by 2024 and future missions to Mars.


This new space radiation initiative seeks effective human-based complex in-vitro and ex-vivo models to study a variety of novel countermeasures against space relevant ionizing radiation exposure, which future deep space explorers must endure. The Institute is awarding up to one million per year for up to three years. TRISH especially encourages multidisciplinary teams to apply for this opportunity.  


The solicitation can be found at Content from the pre-release webinars can be found on the TRISH Orbit and on TRISH’s website. The Step-1 proposals will be due on February 14, 2020 5pm ET. Invited Step-2 proposals will be due on April 30, 2020 5pm ET. Selections will be announced in August 2020.


As a partner to the NASA Human Research Program, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health helps solve the health challenges to human deep space exploration. The Institute finds and funds disruptive, breakthrough research and technologies that can reduce risks to astronaut health and performance.


The Institute is funded through a cooperative agreement with NASA to Baylor College of Medicine and includes consortium partners Caltech and MIT.


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SpaceRef staff editor.