Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology

The research component provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in CSA priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future.


This component has the following objectives:

  • To support the development of science and technology relevant to the priorities of the CSA;
  • To foster the continuing development of a critical mass of researchers and highly qualified people in Canada in areas relevant to the priorities of the CSA;
  • To support information-gathering, studies and research related to space; and
  • To support the operations of organizations dedicated to space research.

Strategic Outcomes

This component is expected to contribute to the following strategic outcomes:


  • Increased knowledge from research projects in priority space science and technology areas;
  • Maintained and/or increased space focus in universities, post-secondary institutions and not-for profit organizations;
  • Partnerships established and maintained;
  • Leveraged partner contributions; and
  • Access to international collaboration for Canadian organizations.


  • Increased availability of space-related knowledge and information in priority areas;
  • Increased space-related science and technology capacity in targeted areas; and
  • Increased multi-disciplinary and/or institutional collaborations.


  • Canadian space-related research and development responds to national needs and priorities

Key Performance Measures

(can include, but not limited to):

  • Number of space projects initiated and/or completed by type;
  • Number and type of new partnerships created or sustained;
  • Ratio of leveraged funds vs. awarded grant/contribution funds;
  • Number and extent of differentiated means of dissemination;
  • Number of highly qualified personnel supported;
  • Number of satellite data based applications developed; and
  • Volume of satellite data used.
Agency Name: 
Canadian Space Agency
Contact Name: 
Gillian Laird, grant facilitator U of Lethbridge. Email: | (403) 329-2101
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Grant Area: 
Natural Science
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