Funding Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunities

CNES Funding Opportunities for Student and PDF Research
CNES's call for applications is now open. Every year, CNES awards approximately one hundred research grants to French and foreign students in the fields of: Engineering Sciences, Sciences using Space Resources, Human and Social Sciences (details here). The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2020, at midnight (CEST). 

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program capability demonstration (AO)
The Canadian Space Agency has issued an announcement of opportunity to support Canadian-built instruments and hardware for lunar delivery services (details here). If you have ideas and are interested in leading a proposal, or participating in a proposal with other Institute faculty members, please e-mail the Institute Director

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program
Western’s internal deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is March 18th for this year’s NSERC CREATE competition (details here). The Directors and Executive Council are keen to hear from Institute faculty members with ideas for CREATE grants for this round. Please e-mail the Institute Director if you have an idea(s) for an NSERC CREATE LOI.


Student Funding Opportunities

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2020
This AO is open to Canadian post-secondary students until May 14th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Selected students will also have the opportunity to participate in the activities organized by the “International Space Education Board” (ISEB). The conference will take place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from October 12th to 16th, 2020. Click here for details.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards
Applications for the new Institute Graduate Student Travel Awards are now being accepted. Click here for details.