TRISH Releases a Partnership Funding Opportunity to Increase Diversity in Space Research

Written by: Kaylee Dusang
Published on: Feb 2, 2022

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As humanity plans to return to the moon after 50 years and more private citizens are making trips to space, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) are represented in its research programs to support these endeavors. This is particularly relevant as planned Artemis missions will include a more diverse set of explorers than the Apollo program.

Today TRISH is announcing an innovative funding opportunity aiming to increase engagement from underrepresented groups in the field of space health research. TRISH, a NASA-funded institute, supports research and development of health protections for humans exploring deep space.

The 2022 Diversity Partnership Solicitation calls for proposals from potential partners to innovate and implement strategies to target and increase engagement from diverse populations of researchers and trainees. TRISH will select and fund the work of one or more partner organizations (companies, nonprofits or academic entities) capable of supporting the institute’s DEIA goals.

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