Research institute launches space radiation initiative

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is launching a new funding initiative supporting research advances in the study of space radiation and seeking countermeasures to be used in deep space exploration.

TRISH seeks and funds high-risk, high-reward solutions for predicting and protecting the health of future astronauts on deep space missions. Galactic cosmic radiation will be a significant health and performance challenge facing crewmembers on NASA’s planned return to the moon by 2024 and future mission to Mars.

This new space radiation initiative seeks effective human-based complex in-vitro models to study a variety of novel countermeasures against space relevant ionizing radiation exposure that future deep space explorers must endure. The Institute is awarding up to $1 million per year for up to three years. TRISH especially encourages multidisciplinary teams to apply for this opportunity.

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