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Canadian Space Agency FAST 2023

Opportunity NameFlights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology
AgencyCanadian Space Agency
ValueCategory A – Up to $500,000 
Category B – Up to $300,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 10%
DurationCategory A – Up to 3 years 
Category B – Up to 3 years 
Application due to FSc RO at for full review11-30-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review12-07-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review12-12-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 12-14-2023, by 1:00PM

To support research projects of Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions that will contribute to the development of new scientific knowledge and space technologies, while making it possible for students to acquire hands-on experience in space-like missions. 

More specifically, this opportunity aims to: 

  • Develop and maintain a critical mass of researchers and highly qualified personnel (HQPs) in space-related areas in Canada
  • Increase scientific knowledge and/or develop new technologies 
  • Increase the value of students for future employers in the space sector by exposing them to practical experiences that enable them to acquire space and technology knowledge and skills sought by, among others, Canadian industry 


Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, all research projects must include the following elements: 

  • Activities related to one (1) of the research disciplines and one (1) of its associated research priorities identified for this FAST AO. 
  • A funding request that falls under the following two funding categories: 
    • Category A: For end-to-end space-like mission project that includes the development or improvement of a technology, use of the technology during a flight, a field deployment or a research site deployment, and data collection and analysis 
    • Category B: For a space-related research project

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at