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CSA-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Opportunity NameSupplements to the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
AgencyCanadian Space Agency and The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-10-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-17-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-19-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-23-2023

To support the development of the next generation of space professionals in Canada, the CSA will offer grant supplements to postdoctoral researchers who have been awarded an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship, and who are involved in a promising research project that is aligned with and that will contribute to the priorities outlined in the Space Strategy for Canada.


To be awarded a grant, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Be a postdoctoral fellow and conduct a research project under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher in a Canadian academic institution or another appropriate research institution in Canada;
  • Be awarded, and have accepted, an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship under NSERC's PDF Program (2022 call for proposals).

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