Current Announcements

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February 6, 2015

July 31, 2014

NSBRI-RFA-15-01: This National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Request for Applications (NSBRI-RFA) is soliciting applications for the First Award Fellowship Program. First Award Fellowships will be competitively awarded for one year, in any laboratory in the U.S. conducting biomedical/biotechnological research aligned with NSBRI's goals.

: The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting for ground-based and analog definition research proposals to develop safe and effective countermeasures and technologies that will reduce the significant biomedical risks associated with human space travel. These discoveries will not only enable safe and productive human spaceflight, but will also have the potential to improve life on Earth.

This solicitation was released jointly with NASA's Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) NRA (NNJ14ZSA001N) on July 31, 2014.

The response area for the NSBRI solicitation is NNJ14ZSA001N-NSBRI (Appendix B) "NSBRI Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions."

 May 8, 2014 NSBRI-RFA-14-04: Administering health care in space demands innovative biomedical solutions. Small companies developing products that can be modified for use in space may be eligible for a unique funding opportunity offered through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).

NSBRI's Industry Forum is soliciting applications for its Space Medical and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP). SMARTCAP grants are used to accelerate the development of products meeting a need on Earth as well as in space. Current priorities include non-invasive approaches to assess brain and ocular health, diagnostic and therapeutic devices using ultrasound and other non-invasive modalities, and miniaturized mass spectrometry solutions.

SMARTCAP now accepts grant applications year-round, with reviews and awards made quarterly. To be considered during grant cycle three (July-Sept, 2014), the one- to two- page applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. central time, Aug. 7, 2014. Other grant cycle deadlines, submission guidelines and additional information regarding SMARTCAP can be found on

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