Nation’s Brightest Postdoctoral Fellows Wanted

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine funds groundbreaking research and development that will reduce the risks to the health and performance of humans on deep space exploration missions.

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TRISH is offering funding to support the nation’s brightest postdoctoral fellows in performing research that is relevant to human spaceflight. Selected applicants will receive a stipend for salary support and a set allowance for health insurance and travel for two years. An optional, competitively awarded third year of support may be available.


Applicants must submit research proposals together with a mentor and institution. Funds to support the cost of the research must be provided by the mentor. Independent investigators with existing research grant support may request to be listed as possible mentors for this program by contacting no later than June 29, 2018.


All categories of United States institutions are eligible to submit proposals (universities, federal government laboratories, the private sector, and state and local government laboratories).

  The solicitation is available at ( Full proposals submitted through will be due on July 31, 2018. 

Marie-Elizabeth Barabas

Managing Editor, Springer Nature

I'm an interdisciplinary neuroscientist with a research background in peripheral sensory/pain research, retinal development, and stem cell research. As the Managing Editor of npj Microgravity, my role is to assist the editorial process, implement editorial policies, and promote the journal, its articles, and the community. I also attend conferences and meetings to develop a relationship with our readers, authors, and editors. If you see me at a conference, feel free to introduce yourself.