Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)

The Canadian Space Agency would like to inform you that the Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) has been posted on its web site. This initiative for Canadian post-secondary institutions aims at supporting research projects that will contribute to the advancement of space scientific knowledge and the development of technologies while providing with hands-on experience to students and young researchers (post-doctoral fellows or PDFs).  

The objective of the Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to support Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions research projects that offer hands-on experience in space-like missions to Canadian Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) and more precisely to students and young researchers (post-doctoral fellows or PDFs) in order to acquire competencies required by the marketplace.

    Application deadline: January 15, 2018

    More information on this opportunity, including project and researcher eligibility is available at the following CSA webpage:: http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/ao/2017-fast.asp.

    Agency Name: 
    Canadian Space Agency
    Contact Name: 
    Cathy Baillargeon
    Grant Amount: 
    Funding Categories Eligible projects will have to fall within one of the following funding categories, which are further described in Section 6.1: Category A: Maximum grant of $400,000 for a duration of up to three years for an end-to end space-like mission project which will include technology development, use of the technology during a flight or a field deployment and, data collection and analysis (see Section 3.2.7); Category B: Maximum grant value of $200,000 for a duration of up to three years for an end-to-end or any phase of an end-to-end space-like mission project; Category C: Maximum grant value of $100,000 over two or three years for a small space-related research project
    Grant Location: 
    External
    External Deadline: 
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    Internal Deadline: 
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    Grant Type: 
    Research
    Grant Area: 
    Natural Science
    Grant Eligibility: 
    Faculty