Space research institute soliciting postdoctoral fellowship applications

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research.

Applicants are required to submit proposals with the support of a mentor and institution, and all proposals will be evaluated by a peer review panel. Selected applicants receive a stipend, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. Also, an optional, competitive third year of fellowship support is available.

Detailed program and application submission information is available at Notices of intent are due May 18, 2011, and the application deadline is June 20, 2011. Questions may be directed to Dr. David A. Watson by email,, or by phone, 713-798-7412.

NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight and developing the medical technologies needed for long missions. The Institute’s science, technology and education projects take place at more than 60 institutions across the United States.


Brad Thomas