The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) solicits proposals
for Ground-Based studies in selected areas of Biomedical Model Systems
(BMS), Biomedical Research and Countermeasures (BR&C), and the National
Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).
This consolidated NRA supports the following goals and objectives of the
* Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for
space-flight-related biomedical and behavioral changes in humans in
support of countermeasure development;
* Develop countermeasures that allow humans to live and work in
microgravity for long durations, minimize the risks in readapting to
gravity, and optimize crew safety, well-being, and performance; and
* Identify, characterize, and mitigate health, environmental, and other
operational human medical risks associated with space exploration.
Proposers may apply as an individual NASA investigator, or as an
investigator to one of the established research teams of the NSBRI.
Investigators may submit more than one proposal in response to this NRA;
however, identical proposals may NOT be submitted to multiple programs.
All participants in this solicitation are strongly encouraged to promote
general scientific literacy and public understanding of life sciences, the
space environment, and the OBPR programs through formal and informal
education opportunities. Where appropriate, supported investigators will
collaborate with NASA to develop a plan for communicating their work to the
Starting on or about May 28, 2004, this solicitation will be available
electronically via the Internet at:
Please Click on Current (Open) Solicitations where you will see the
"Ground-Based Studies for Human Health in Space" listed in the table. Click
on the entry NRA NNH04ZUU003N in the column labeled "Announcement Number."
It will be open for the period May 28, 2004 through August 31, 2004;
proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the period.
For those who do not have access to the Internet, paper copies of this NRA
can be obtained by calling (202) 479-9030, ext. 277. Please leave a voice
mail message stating your full name, address with zip code, telephone number
with area code, and the NRA number (NNH04ZUU003N).
The technical point of contact for this effort is Dr. Bette Siegel, Code UB,
NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. This notice constitutes a
NASA Research Announcement as contemplated in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notice of
Intent to propose is due June 28, 2004. Proposal due date is August 31,
Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov,
Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the
appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Click on the following link to see the full text of the
announcement for this funding opportunity.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Dr. Bette Siegel