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Canadian Space Agency

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on May 13, 2019 in Announcements

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased to announce the publication of an Advanced Notice for the posting of three Announcements of Opportunities (AOs) as part of its Grants and Contributions (G&C) Program. 

In line with the vision and priorities stated in the new Space Strategy for Canada, the intent of these AOs will be to provide financial support to researchers in Canadian Universities and post-secondary institutions to conduct science investigations that will lead to a better understanding of human spaceflight risks while contributing to improve remote medicine and health care benefits here on Earth.

The following three AOs are considered:

  • Health and Life Sciences (HLS) Data and Sample Mining: Scientific analysis using existing data sets or biological samples generated from previous studies.
  • HLS Research Models: Non-human research models (examples: organoids, organ-on-a-chip, model organisms) for investigations of space-related health risks (e.g. radiation, medical countermeasures) to expand research approaches.
  • Human Analog Studies: Human-subject space analog studies that reproduce one or more aspects of the space environment, such as variable gravity, inactivity, physiological fluid shifts, isolation, or confinement.

You can find more information on the ASC-CSA funding opportunities page.

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