Release Date:
July 23, 2010

Proposals Due:
September 2, 2010

Proposals Due:
December 1, 2010

Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions
This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) 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).

Proposals are solicited by the 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
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology: Space Motion Sickness
  • Bone: Fracture Healing
  • EVA Physiology: Suit Injury Countermeasures

Full Announcement on: NASA NSPIRES Website

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 must be submitted electronically, and all proposals submitted to NSBRI must be submitted through NASA’s proposal data system, NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com.