CSA Provides up to $100,000 Supplements for NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has posted its 2023 supplements to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program.

This announcement of opportunity (AO) is open until January 12, 2024 and up to 5 recipients may be selected with each receiving $10,000 per year for two years.

According to the CSA “the objective of this Supplements to the NSERC PDF Program AO is to award a grant supplement to postdoctoral researchers who will have been awarded an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship under NSERC’s PDF program.”

The key objectives of this AO are to:

  • Develop a critical mass of researchers in space-related areas in Canada;
  • Provide young researchers with a research opportunity under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher;
  • Increase the value of postdoctoral researchers for future employers in the space sector by exposing them to practical experiences that will enable them to acquire space science and technology knowledge and skills sought by the space sector;
  • Advance space scientific knowledge and/or develop new space technologies.

More details and to apply are available here.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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