Grants and contributions snapshot

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), supports research, awareness and learning in space science and technology via its Class Grant and Contribution Program.

The two components aim to support knowledge development and innovation in CSA priority areas while increasing Canadians' awareness of and participation in space-related disciplines and activities.

The CSA is committed to providing its clients with high-quality, timely services, responding promptly, and measuring response times by means of service standards.

The CSA can respond to two types of proposals:

  1. Solicited proposals: Projects submitted in response to a CSA announcement. Projects are evaluated against the Program's assessment criteria and as part of a competitive process. Funds are set aside for this purpose.
  2. Unsolicited proposals: Projects submitted at any time, in line with CSA priorities. Projects are evaluated individually against the related Program's Component assessment criteria. They may be approved based on merit and the availability of funds. In areas similar to those advertised by the CSA, the Agency could use these same criteria to evaluate an unsolicited proposal.

Eligible costs approved will vary depending on CSA announcement.

Application process

Funding will primarily be allocated through competitive processes (solicited proposals). Announcements of Opportunities are posted on the CSA website and include guidelines and application forms.

Unsolicited proposals may be considered at the CSA's discretion. With this type of proposal, it is strongly recommended that the CSA Centre of Expertise be consulted to discuss the project prior to submission.

Resources

Comments and suggestions

To help us maintain an ongoing dialogue with clients and improve our practices, please provide your comments and suggestions.

Research component

The research component provides organizations with financial support to conduct space-related research and development in CSA priority areas.

This component supports targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance Canada's capacity to use space to meet the country's future needs and priorities.

1. Objectives

2. Strategic outcomes

Immediate

Intermediate

Long term

3. A few key performance measures

4. Eligible recipients

Eligible recipients for grants include:

Eligible recipients for contributions include:

5. Eligible initiatives and projects

Examples of initiatives and projects eligible for grants:

Examples of initiatives and projects eligible for contributions:

6. Evaluation criteria

Awareness and learning component

This component is comprised of two key elements: space awareness and space learning. It provides financial support to individuals and organizations involved in initiatives targeting Canadian:

1. Objectives

2. Strategic outcomes

Immediate

Intermediate

Long-term

3. A few key performance measures

4. Eligible recipients

Eligible recipients for grants include:

Eligible recipients for contributions include:

5. Eligible initiatives and projects

Examples of initiatives and projects eligible for grants:

Examples of initiatives and projects eligible for contributions:

6. Evaluation criteria

6.1 Space awareness sub-component - Grants

6.2 Space learning sub-component - Grants

The following criteria will be used to evaluate initiatives from Canadian citizens or permanent residents:

The following criteria will be used to evaluate initiatives from other eligible recipients:

6.3 Awareness and learning component - Contributions

Explore further

Date modified: