The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, (NSBRI) is soliciting research proposals to augment the project portfolios of its Cardiovascular Alterations, Human Factors and Performance, Musculoskeletal Alterations, Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors, Sensorimotor Adaptations, and Smart Medicine & Technology scientific research teams. Research topics include visual impairment observed in US astronauts.

Proposals solicited in response to this NSBRI research announcement will follow a two-step review process. Only Step1 proposers determined to have proposed work that is relevant to the specific topics solicited by this research announcement will be invited to submit full Step2 proposals. Step1 proposals are due on September 4, 2013, and invited Step 2 proposals are due on December 3, 2013. Participation is open to all categories of US-based organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies.