Space Research Institute Soliciting First Award Applications For Post-Doctoral Research

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Logo. Image Credit: NSBRI

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Logo. Image Credit: NSBRI

February 6, 2015 – 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: www.nsbri.org/FUNDING-OPPORTUNITIES/Current-Announcements/. The application deadline is June 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST. Questions may be directed to Dr. Amanda Smith Hackler at hackler@bcm.edu or 713-798-3013. For additional information about NSBRI’s First Award Fellowship Program please visit: http://www.nsbri.org/firstaward/.

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 www.nsbri.org.