Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Western Ontario
Location:London, Ontario, Canada
Purpose:The Research component of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future. The Announcement of Opportunity “ Capacity Building in SS&T – Clusters Pilots” aims to contribute to the development of Future Canadian Space Capacity in order to attract, sustain and enhance the nation's critical mass of Canadian space specialists, foster Canadian space innovation, and preserve the capability of the nation space-related facilities. More specifically, this project entitled "Astromaterials Training and Research Opportunities ("ASTRO")" has the objective (s): To promote astromaterials research in Canada by training the next generation of planetary researchers in the analysis and curation of astromaterials. This project also aims to answer fundamental questions about processes throughout the solar system and to develop the link between data collected from meteorites with data collected remotely from asteroids, meteoroids and planetary surfaces.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1 - 150,000$, Year 2 - 150,000$ and Year 3 - 150,000$.