14 days left for BRASH2101 replies! The Space Health Institute tries to protect the health of astronauts by controlling metabolism and homeostasis
Status report from: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday December 7th, 2020
Request Number: BRASH2101 Release Date: October 23, 2020
Step 1 proposals due: December 21, 2020; 5 p.m. ET
Step 2 proposals due: March 30, 2021; 5 p.m. ET
There are still 14 days in the response period the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) BRASH2101 advertisement. On October 23, 2020, TRISH published a call for proposals. The call will be published on NSPIRES (https://tinyurl.com/BRASH2101).
A link to the webinar (November 13th), updated FAQs (including questions about the webinar), and collaborative documents are available alongside the call.
The Translational Space Health Research Institute (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine seeks research proposals with new scientific and biomedical advances, disruptive technologies, and new therapies and engineering skills with the potential to protect health in space.
TRISH seeks and funds high-risk, rewarding, and creative solutions to protect astronauts on long-term reconnaissance missions. With this call, TRISH is looking for novel research results and multidisciplinary approaches to reduce health risks through manipulation of the human metabolism and homeostasis at the level of the cells or the entire organism.
By changing metabolic and homeostatic processes, the necessary supply and performance of crewed missions in the highly resource-constrained environment of space can be reduced. This strategy can also mitigate mismatching processes that the body goes through in weightlessness, such as muscle and bone loss, or reduce tissue damage from radiation exposure in space.
TRISH seeks to test the feasibility of this method by awarding proof-of-concept grants to projects that assess the risks and potential benefits of this type of approach.
The advertisement is available online at https://tinyurl.com/BRASH2101. The suggestions for step 1 are due on December 21, 2020 by 5 p.m. (CET). Step 2 proposals from selected examinations are due on March 30, 2021. The selection will be announced in August 2021.
As a partner of the NASA Human Research Program, TRISH helps solve the health challenges of exploring human space. The institute finds and funds disruptive, breakthrough research and technology that can reduce the risk to the health and performance of astronauts.
The institute is dedicated to connecting new researchers to collaborate with NASA. The institute is funded by a collaborative agreement with NASA with Baylor College of Medicine and includes consortium partners Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Register online to be informed of future announcements of TRISH inquiries.
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