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Grants awarded under the FAST funding initiative

Training the next generation of space workforce

The Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) funding initiative provides grants to 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.

Investing in the Canadian space sector

Since 2010, the CSA has invested $29.5M to support 118 projects led by 29 Canadian post-secondary institutions through six Announcements of Opportunity under its FAST funding initiative:

Announcements of Opportunity under its FAST funding initiative
Date of publication Announcement of opportunity
FAST 2021: $3.71M for 21 projects
FAST 2019: $7.7M for 40 projects
FAST 2017: $6.2M for 31 projects
2016-09-26 FAST 2016: $150K for two projects
2015-07-23 FAST 2015: $8.1M for 23 projects
2013-11-08 FAST 2013: $2.1M for 11 projects
2011-05-13 FAST 2011: $5.1M for 11 projects


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