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Diversity Partnership Solicitation 2022

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TRISH seeks to increase engagement from underrepresented groups in the field of space health research. Read more about TRISH’s Diversity Program, including the findings of a recent survey. The Diversity Partnership solicitation calls for proposals from potential partners to innovate and implement strategies to target and increase engagement from diverse populations of researchers and trainees. 

A pre-proposal virtual briefing will be held on February 18, 2022 at 1 p.m. CST. The pre-proposal briefing will provide interested proposers with the opportunity to ask questions in order to better understand the intent, scope of work, and selection criteria. Register for the pre-proposal webinar.


 

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TRISH Newsletter

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Sign up for the TRISH newsletter to receive updates about funding opportunities. The Institute is unable to provide specific details regarding the timeline or release of future solicitations at this time.

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Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (2201 BRASH)

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TRISH is seeking scientific proposals for disruptive technologies, therapies and/or approaches to protecting astronaut health through enhancing pre-existing internal cellular repair functions.

Deep space exploration comes with multiple physiological and psychological stressors for astronauts, including increased radiation exposure, gravity changes, isolation and confinement, and an omnipresent hostile/dangerous environment. These stressors negatively impact health through tissue degradation, DNA damage, cell death, neurological changes, and more.

The BRASH 2201 solicitation seeks ways to reduce multiple crew health risks while enhancing the body’s ability to control endogenous repair and maintenance processes to support optimal organ, tissue, and cell function for astronauts.

Step-1 proposals are due on Jan. 26, 2022, by 5 p.m. ET. Selections will be announced in October 2022. View the pre-proposal webinar recording from Dec. 17, 2021.

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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.

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Catalyst Proposals

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Catalyst Proposals grants are unsolicited proposals 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.

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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Questions? We Have Answers

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Email the TRISH team: spacehealth-info@bcm.edu