NSBRI First Award Fellowship Program Soliciting Applications

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014


HOUSTON – (April 14, 2014) - The application period for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) First Award Program is currently open and has a deadline of June 6, 2014 for applications. The two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research. 

Applicants are required to submit proposals with the support of a mentor and an institution, and all proposals will be evaluated by a peer-review panel. Selected applicants receive a stipend, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. Also, an optional, competitive third year of fellowship support is available.

This year's applicants can also request to be considered to spend part of the fellowship in Russia, via a program involving NSBRI and the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Detailed program and application submission information is available at Applications are accepted through the NSPIRES website ( The application deadline is June 6, 2014. Questions may be directed to Dr. Amanda Smith Hackler at or by phone at 713-798-3013.

NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight and developing the medical technologies needed for long missions. The Institute's science, technology and education projects take place at more than 60 institutions across the United States.

For more information about NSBRI's First Award Program please visit:

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