Informational Webinar on Tissue Chip Grants December 14
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund new opportunities for conducting research onboard the International Space Station.
- The NIH-CASIS Coordinated Microphysiological Systems Program for Translational Research in Space promotes the development of tissue chips to study human physiology in space and to assess biomarkers, bioavailability, efficacy, and toxicity of therapeutic agents prior to entry into clinical trials. Information about this grant opportunity is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TR-18-001.html. Proposals are due January 16, 2018.
• The NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth is accepting proposals for research projects in the field of biomedical engineering, including development of validated models of tissues and organ systems that can support development and testing of medical interventions. Information about this grant opportunity is available at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18514/nsf18514.htm. Proposals will be accepted between January 30 and February 12, 2018; a required preliminary feasibility review form is due to CASIS by January 5.
A free informational webinar discussing both opportunities will be presented Thursday, December 14, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8393155383063413762.