Release Date:
February 11, 2008

Notices of Intent Due:
March 10, 2008

Proposals Due:
May 8, 2008

Research Opportunities Soliciting an NSBRI Center of Acute Radiation Research for Ground-Based Studies on Acute Radiation Effects
This NSBRI Request for Applications (RFA) solicits proposals for an NSBRI Center of Acute Radiation Research (CARR) as part of the NSBRI Radiation Effects Team. A CARR consists of a team of investigators who have complementary skills and who work together to solve a closely focused set of research questions. The home laboratories of CARR team members may be geographically contiguous or dispersed, as long as the CARR team members have a mechanism for working together.

This RFA solicits ground-based proposals organized as a CARR addressing acute radiation effects associated to solar particle events (SPEs) utilizing beams of protons and high-energy heavy ions delivered at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, and at Loma Linda University Medical Center Proton Treatment Center in Loma Linda, California.

Studies using integrated methods are required. Proposals that synergistically bridge multiple disciplines for the purpose of understanding the risks of SPEs for acute effects to aid in the risk definition, and the development and testing of countermeasures, are the main thrusts of this RFA.

Full Announcement on: NSPIRES Website

Proposals must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES proposal data system at http://nspires.nasaprs.com.