Status Report

New NASA Solicitation Released: Human Research Program

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2015
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has released NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNJ14ZSA001N-MIXEDTOPICS, entitled “Behavioral Health & Performance and Human Health Countermeasures Topics.” This NRA solicits ground-based, flight definition, and analog proposals for the Behavioral Health and Performance (BHP) Element and Human Health Countermeasures (HHC) components of the Human Research Program (HRP).

Proposals are solicited in the areas of Functional Immune Alterations, Latent Herpesvirus Reactivation, Physiological Stress and Clinical Incidence onboard the International Space Station; Sensory Stimulation and Augmentation for Long Duration Space Exploration Missions; Critical Selection Factors for Team Functioning on Future Long Duration Exploration Missions; Multicultural Training for International Teams on Long Duration Space Exploration (LDSE) Missions; Does 30 Days of Head-Down Bed Rest in Humans Combined with Ambient 0.5 % CO2 Induce Changes Related to the Spaceflight Associated Vision Impairment Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) Syndrome and Alter Cognitive, Behavioral and Sleep Function?; Relationship of Multi-Omics, Biochemical Markers and Integrated Human Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Simulated International Space Station Flight; and Research in Behavioral Health and Performance in :envihab.

The response area for the topics mentioned above is in Appendix E of the Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) NRA (NNJ14ZSA001N).

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

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.

Step-1 proposals are due June 30, 2015. Invited Step-2 proposals are due September 30, 2015.

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

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.

SpaceRef staff editor.