Research Funding Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please e-mail the Research Officer Eric Pilles (

 Connected Care Medical Module (C2M2) Round 2 

Date closing: August 5, 2024

Maximum value:  

  • Initial work: $150,000 
  • Option 1: $650,000 

Timeframe: Up to 7 months 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in Longueuil (Quebec), is releasing this Request for Proposal to acquire services to design as well as develop, test and demonstrate a Connected Care Medical Module (C2M2) prototype (option). The duration of the contract is up to 7 months. A bidders' conference will be held virtually in the coming weeks. There is no security requirement associated with this request. The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and Canadian services. All specifications are detailed in the document entitled Request for Proposal (RFP). 


CSA Announcement of Opportunity for the Webb Space Telescope Cycle 3 General Observers (GO) projects 

Date closing: August 9, 2024

Maximum value:  

  • Category A – PI/Co-PI projects: up to $100,000 
  • Category B – Co-I only projects: up to $50,000 

Timeframe: Maximum 2 years 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

This announcement of opportunity (AO) is to request proposals from Canadian astronomers granted observing time through NASA's Cycle 3 General Observers (GO) call for proposals. Canadian astronomers must have first submitted a winning proposal to NASA's call for proposals (as a Principal Investigator, Co-PI or Co-I) to be considered in the context of this AO. 


Development of enabling space technologies 

Date closing: August 21, 2024

Maximum value:  

  • $1,000,000 for PT-1 and PT-4 
  • $500,000 for PT-8 

Timeframe: 1 year 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in Longueuil, borough of Saint-Hubert, (Quebec), is seeking bids to develop and advance three (3) Priority Technologies that are in line with the CSA's priorities and mission roadmaps. Priority Technologies are those that have been established by the CSA as the critical technologies to be developed to meet the objectives set forth by the Canadian Space Strategy. For every Priority Technologies (PTs) the work solicited is the development and advancement of these technologies up to potentially Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL 6) to reduce technical uncertainties and support approval and implementation of specific potential future space missions of interest to Canada. 


Research Opportunities in Space Science 

Date closing: August 21, 2026 (multiple cycles) 

Cycle 3 application deadline: August 24, 2024

Maximum value: $50,000 - $175,000 per project (dependent on theme) 

Timeframe: 24 to 36 months 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

Through this Announcement of Opportunity (AO), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is furthering its mandate to advance the knowledge of space through science. Key areas to advance scientific knowledge have been identified based on CSA priorities, goals, and objectives: planetary science and astronomy, atmospheric and solar-terrestrial science, and Lunar Gateway science and technology. Grants awarded through this AO will support researchers at Canadian Universities and Post-Second Institutions acting as co-investigators on international missions, guest observers with partnerships external to the CSA, as well as researchers performing data analysis of measurements from CSA supported instruments. 


Scientific Announcement of Opportunity for remote sensing researchers 

Date closing: September 30, 2024

Maximum value: No monetary value, data only 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency, German Aerospace Center, and Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology 

The Canadian Space Agency, the German Aerospace Center, and the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology invite Canadian researchers to apply for this announcement, which is intended to explore and foster the scientific use of synthetic aperture radar products provided by Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission, Germany's TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X missions, and Spain's PAZ mission. 


Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in the Canadian space sector 

Date closing: February 6, 2026 (multiple cycles) 

  • Cycle 1 application deadline: 2024-05-16 
  • Cycle 2 application deadline: 2024-10-02 

Maximum value: $20,000 (category A) or $50,000 (category B) 

Timeframe: up to 2 years 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) offers the opportunity to submit projects that provide under-represented groups with the occasion to increase their level of applied knowledge in space science and technology and to promote their professional development in order to increase equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada's space workforce. 


Student Funding Opportunities 

Canadian Student Participation in Space Conferences and Training Events 

Final Date closing: March 31, 2026 (various deadlines for eligible conferences) 

Next application deadline: August 13, 2024 (Canadian Space Health Research Symposium @ London Ontario) 

Maximum value: $3,500 / funding request 

Procurement entity: Canadian Space Agency 

This AO supports Canadian students to participate in national and international space conferences and training events, offering them the opportunity to learn about and be involved in the latest developments in space science and technology, to develop their professional network, and in some cases, to present their research results at the national and international level.