[robotics-worldwide] Funding Opportunity - NASA/NSBRI

Major, Kathryn S. major at bcm.tmc.edu
Tue Jul 27 11:12:33 PDT 2010

NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNJ10ZSA003N, entitled, "Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions" jointly solicits ground-based, bed rest definition and flight definition proposals for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). This NRA was released on July 23, 2010.

The solicitation document is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then by linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." On the Open Solicitations page, select NNJ10ZSA003N from the list of Solicitations.

Proposals are solicited by NSBRI in the following areas:
-Cardiovascular Alterations
-Human Factors and Performance
-Musculoskeletal Alterations
-Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors
-Sensorimotor Adaptation
-Smart Medical Systems and Technology

Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of:
-Host-Microbe Interactions
-Crew Microbiome
-Workload Measures
-Habitability Concept Tools
-Psychosocial Aspects of Food Acceptability
-Neurocognitive Performance
-Team Autonomy
-Behavioral Health and Performance ISS Utilization
-Muscle: Gender and Hydration
-Muscle: In-flight Changes
-Nutrition and Exercise
-Pharmacology: Space Motion Sickness
-Bone: Fracture Healing
-EVA Physiology: Suit Injury Countermeasures

Proposals solicited through this NRA will use a two-step proposal process.  Only Step-1 proposers determined to be relevant with respect to the solicited research of this NRA will be invited to submit full Step-2 proposals.

Proposals responding to the NASA emphases and NSBRI emphases must be submitted separately, and will result in separate evaluations and awards. Step-1 proposals are due on September 2, 2010, and invited Step-2 proposals are due on December 1, 2010. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies.

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Step-1 proposals to NASA may be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com) or via Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). Invited Step-2 proposals to NASA must be submitted via NSPIRES. Both Step-1 and Step-2 proposals to NSBRI must be submitted via NSPIRES.

Thank you for your continued interest in NASA and NSBRI. Please reference the solicitation document for contact information.


Kathy Major
Chief Communications Officer
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030-3498

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