The Canadian Space Health Research Network (CSHRNet) brings together researchers working to advance Canada’s capabilities in a breadth of disciplines that broadly encompass space health. Established in 2021 through a generous anonymous donation, the Network includes researchers and trainees from universities across Canada. In collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Network facilitates the interaction between the Canadian Space Agency and the space health research community at large.
Our definition of Space Health: Space health is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math for the purpose of enabling physical, mental and social well-being of humans to survive and thrive in outer space.
Our mission: To develop and support research and training initiatives in space health by fostering collaboration between researchers and providing trainees with opportunities to advance their careers in the field. To expand and strengthen the collaborative effort of representatives from academia, private industry and government agencies to work together to facilitate scientific discovery and knowledge translation for the benefit of all Canadians.
Our Vision: To be a collaborative research network for the space health community in Canada, and to generate academic knowledge for the benefit of space exploration and for the health and well-being of all Canadians.
A D V I S O R Y B O A R D
We are organizing the very 1st Canadian Space Health Research Symposium
The symposium will take place in Calgary (Alberta) in Fall 2021
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F U N D I N G O P P O R T U N I T I E S
Canadian Space Agency Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Health & Life Sciences - Deadline June 4, 2021
Data and Sample Mining (DM) or Research Models (RM)
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will award grants for scientific investigations related to human health risks in space. These Announcements of Opportunity (AO) for Data and sample mining and Research Models in Health and Life Sciences are for Canadian Universities and Canadian post-secondary institutions.
All the details to submit an application and information on eligible projects are available on the CSA Announcement of Opportunity webpage.
Announcement of Opportunity for Human Research on Concordia, Antarctica (AO-2021-Concordia) - Deadline May 3, 2021
ESA, IPEV and PNRA are soliciting for biomedical experiments to be implemented at the Concordia station on Antarctica
Concordia Station is a jointly operated French-Italian station owned and funded by the French and Italian National Antarctic Programmes, IPEV and PNRA respectively. Since 2005, IPEV, PNRA and ESA work together to make use of one of the most isolated Antarctic research infrastructures, Concordia station, for the implementation of biomedical and psychological research experiments. Canada is an ESA associated member state that contributes to the SciSpacE programme, and, as such, Canadians can apply to this Announcement of Opportunity. Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is February 28, 2021; however, submission of LOI is non-binding and not mandatory, and full applications can be submitted without LOI. See details on the dedicated webpage.