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Diversity Partnership Solicitation 2022

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Making Space for Everybody

As part of the TRISH Diversity Program’s work to increase engagement from underrepresented groups in the field of space health research, TRISH launched a research instrument to better understand where we are today. This included a survey and interviews with researchers of diverse backgrounds. The results showed some of the challenges that exist for new-to-the-field and/or diverse investigators face. View results from the 2021 survey.

At the recommendation of TRISH's Diversity Advisory Board, TRISH has released the 2022 Diversity Partnership Solicitation. The Institute is seeking proposals from potential partners ready to innovate and implement strategies to target and increase engagement from diverse populations of researchers and trainees.

Proposals are due March 16 by 5 p.m. EST. Selections will be announced in May 2022. View the pre-proposal webinar recording.

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2022 Industry Solicitation

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TRISH is seeking proposals for medical monitoring and real-time guidance that could aid astronauts during lunar missions.

During deep space missions, astronauts must be prepared to diagnose and treat all health complications they encounter. With the industry solicitation, TRISH is seeking companies with new and innovative ways to support crew health through two topics:

  • Use a mixed reality platform to develop the capability for a “doctor over-the-shoulder” that allows a human medical expert to real-time guide and annotate medical tasks and procedures to an astronaut on lunar missions; or
  • Develop minimally obtrusive monitoring capabilities, including but not limited to ingestible, implantable or contactless health surveillance, with ideal technical characteristics for lunar missions and lunar surface activities without any real-time support from Earth or mission control.

Proposals are due April 21, 2022, by 5 p.m. EST. Selections will be announced in August 2022. View the pre-proposal webinar recording and slides.

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Catalyst Proposals

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Catalyst Proposals are unsolicited grants that may be submitted at any time. This funding vehicle is best suited for pilot or proof-of-principle projects with a small amount of funding and a short duration.

TRISH Catalyst funds are fully obligated at this time.

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Schedule: Unsolicited or directed. Submit any time.
Annual Funding Amount: Generally less than $100,000 but can be up to $350,000
Duration: Up to two years
Review: Programmatic relevance and external scientific peer reviews. Reviewed as received.

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