Funding

Previous Announcements

NSBRI solicitations are archived for five years. The following list provides the titles of the solicitations with links to more information and the solicitation document.

Release Date

October 30, 2015

Announcements

NSBRI-RFA-15-02: 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 scientifically proven countermeasures to mitigate and/or protect healthy tissue from the adverse effects of radiation exposure. The BioShield4Mars grant should be used to support a new application of the countermeasure for an indication other than radiation protection in order to de-risk the investment.

July 31, 2015

NNJ15ZSA001N: 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 (NNJ15ZSA001N) on July 31, 2015.

The response area for the NSBRI solicitation is NNJ15ZSA001N-NSBRI (Appendix B) “NSBRI Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions.”

February 6, 2015

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.

July 31, 2014

NNJ14ZSA001N: 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.”

February 28, 2014

NSBRI-RFA-14-02. 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 two years, with an opportunity for a third year renewal, in any laboratory in the U.S. conducting biomedical/biotechnological research aligned with NSBRI’s goals.

January 8, 2014

NSBRI-RFA-14-01: 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 one (January-April, 2014), the one- to two- page applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. central time, Feb. 13, 2014. Other grant cycle deadlines, submission guidelines and additional information regarding SMARTCAP can be found.

August 14, 2013

NSBRI-RFA-13-02: The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting for program proposals to establish a Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR). The CSRR will build upon important discoveries made by the NSBRI Center of Acute Radiation Research and extend them by characterizing and quantifying the effects of space radiation on living systems. Operating in close partnership with NASA’s Human Research Program, the CSRR will be tasked with researching the acute effects of space radiation, as well as the longer term, so-called “degenerative” effects of space radiation on the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Accordingly, the CSRR will work to reduce the radiation related health risks that will be encountered by astronaut crews during future missions to an asteroid, the Moon or Mars. This research announcement entitled “Center for Space Radiation Research” was released by NSBRI on August 14, 2013.

July 30, 2013

NNJ13ZSA002N: The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting for ground-based, analog definition and flight 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. The Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) announcement entitled “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions” was released jointly with NASA’s Human Research Program on July 30, 2013.

25 September 2012

NSBRI-RFA-12-03 — Industry Forum SMARTCAP: The National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s Industry Forum is soliciting applications for the Space Medicine and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP) award that provides support in moving a selected product toward commercialization.

30 July 2012

NNJ12ZSA002N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits proposals for NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute

9 March 2012

NSBRI-RFA-12-02: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

20 December 2011

NSBRI-RFA-12-01: Soliciting Team Leadership Applications. This Request for Applications solicits proposals for Team Leadership positions for each of the NSBRI’s science and technology teams.

23 August 2011.

NNJ11ZSA002N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits proposals for NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

13 April 2011

NSBRI-RFA-11-01: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

23 July 2010

NNJ10ZSA003N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits proposals for NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

23 June 2010

NSBRI-RFA-10-01: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

31 July 2009

NNJ09ZSA002N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits proposals for NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in support of the Human Research Program.

09 June 2009

NSBRI-RFA-09-01: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

06 August 2008

NNJ08ZSA002N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits ground-based, bed-rest definition and flight definition proposals for NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

22 May 2008

NSBRI-RFA-08-03: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

11 February 2008

NSBRI-RFA-08-02: Research Opportunities Soliciting an NSBRI Center of Acute Radiation Research (CARR) for Ground-Based Studies on Acute Radiation Effects.

18 December 2007

NSBRI-RFA-08-01: Soliciting Team Leadership Applications. This Request for Applications solicits proposals for Team Leadership positions for each of the NSBRI’s science and technology teams.

10 August 2007

NNJ07ZSA002N: Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits ground-based, bed-rest definition and flight definition proposals for NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

15 June 2007

NSBRI-RFA-07-02: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Applications solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

03 January 2007

NSBRI-RFA-07-01: Research Opportunities Soliciting Ground-Based Studies for Human Health in Space. This NSBRI Request for Applications solicits ground-based proposals addressing one of nine research emphases.

05 January 2007

NNJ07ZSA001N: Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiation. This NASA Research Announcement jointly solicits ground-based proposals for the Space Radiation Program Element and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, components of the Human Research Program.

24 May 2006

NSBRI-RFP-06-01: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Proposals solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

14 June 2005

NSBRI-RFP-05-02: An Opportunity to Participate in the Education and Public Outreach Program of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute – Graduate Education Program.

18 April 2005

NSBRI-RFP-05-01: Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. This Request for Proposals solicits applications for the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.