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About the FAST funding initiative

Funding to support space research

The Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) funding initiative supports space research in Canadian post-secondary institutions. FAST grants enable students (college, undergraduate and graduate) and young researchers (post-doctoral fellows) to gain hands-on experience in space-like missions, and support the development of space science and technologies.



A maximum of $300,000 can be awarded per project, depending on the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) and funding categories. The funds usually cover a period of up to three years.


Canadian post-secondary institutions (colleges and universities).


Since 2010, FAST has invested over $29.5M to support 118 projects led by 29 Canadian universities involving over 950 students and young researchers.

Funding to support space research in Canadian post-secondary institutions - Infographic

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