Can your research help avoid the call "Houston we have a problem"?!? - CIMIT MAIN
A year and a half ago, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) was stood up with the imperative purpose of funding radical, disruptive science and technologies that could be translated to protect and optimize human health and performance during long-duration, deep space exploration missions.
Different from most grant organizations, TRISH is focused on very early stage (needs proof of concept, for example) and very late stage (ready to go to market, for example) research; we do not fund incremental scientific research.
Working closely with NASA’s Human Research Program, the Baylor College of Medicine led institute, a consortium that includes Caltech and MIT, TRISH has already funded ground-breaking technologies designed to keep astronauts safe. Find out more about TRISH.
There are currently two solicitations available:
Deep Artificial Intelligence Medical Support
TRISH is soliciting proposals for the rapid development of commercially available or viable computer-based algorithms that facilitate diagnosis of medical conditions on NASA’s Medical Conditions List in addition to other medical conditions that may occur and require treatment during long-duration space flights as well as for terrestrial applications.
Point-of-care Diagnostics for Long-duration Space Flights
TRISH is soliciting proposals for the rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care (POC) technologies into viable, clinically-focused solutions that facilitate diagnosis of conditions on NASA’s Medical Conditions List during long-duration space flights as well as in terrestrial clinical settings. The solicitation seeks technologies that have a commercial potential that would benefit from investments that make them suitable for long-duration spaceflights. For example, miniaturizing a table-top device into a hand-held device, reducing the need for and extending the shelf-life of consumables, and improving ease-of-use, are all important developments.
Note that these solicitations are being administered by CIMIT in support of TRISH