Space research institute soliciting First Award applications for post-doctoral research

The application period for the National Space
Biomedical Research Institute’s (NSBRI) First Award Fellowship Program is now open. One-year
fellowships are available to pursue research in any U.S. laboratory conducting space-related biomedical or biotechnological research.

NSBRI’s First Award Fellowship Program allows
future space life scientists, engineers, and
physicians to train as independent investigators
with one year of support at universities, research
institutes, government laboratories, or commercial
entities nationwide.

Fellowships enable young scientists to manage their own space-related biomedical research projects while continuing to learn from experienced faculty mentors. The program serves as a mechanism to strengthen the high-tech workforce of the future, with alumni of the program having successfully transitioned into positions within academia, industry, or government.

Applicants are required to submit proposals with
the support of a mentor and an institution, and all proposals will be evaluated by a scientific
peer-review panel. Selected applicants receive a
stipend, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. This year’s applicants can potentially spend part of their fellowship in Russia, via the NSBRI-Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) International Postdoctoral Exchange Program.

Detailed program and application submission
information is available at:
The application deadline is June 5, 2015 at 5 p.m.
EST. Questions may be directed to Dr. Amanda Smith
Hackler at
or 713-798-3013. For additional information about NSBRI’s First Award Fellowship Program please visit:

NSBRI is a 501(c)3 organization funded by NASA.
Its mission is to lead a national program to
mitigate the health risks related to human
spaceflight and to apply the discoveries to improve life on Earth. Annually, the Institute’s science,technology, and education projects take place at approximately 60 institutions and companies across the United States. For more information, please visit


Graham B.I. Scott, Ph.D.
Vice President, Chief Scientist & Institute
Associate Director
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (

Phone: (713) 798-7227