NASA Seeks Biomedical Research Proposals
July 30th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman
Researchers in biomedicine who are developing products and processes that could be used by humans in space are encouraged to explore funding opportunities through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s SMARTCAP.
The Space Medical and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program offers small U.S.-based companies the opportunity to compete for $100,000 in non-dilutive project funding and provides the opportunity to collaborate with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute Industry Forum and its research partners.
The deadline to apply for this funding is Aug. 7.
Three awards will be made through this cycle of funding. In addition to the $100,000 grants, awardees can expect the following benefits:
- Access to world-renowned scientists, astronauts, and entrepreneurs
- Assistance with commercialization strategies
- Access to unique reagents, equipment, and experimental paradigms
Recently, Dr. Marjan Boerma of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy Division of Radiation Health received a NSBRI award to establish, fund, and operate the Center for Space Radiation Research. See details about this project here.