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Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Students and
Young Professionals to Attend a Space-Related Conference

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International Aeronautical Federation (IAF)

Deadline Date:

02/11/18 15:00 Paris Time / UTC + 1:00

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International students and young professionals to attend an Astronautical conference held in Bremen, Germany. Applications are encouraged from individuals between the ages of 24 to 31 who are pursuing careers in space science research, space systems, and related fields. Selected applicants will present a paper or act as a panelist during the conference.

The 2018 IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme offers up to 25 grants to participate in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2018 in Bremen, Germany from 1 – 5 October 2018, as well as in the Space Generation Congress, the 2018 UN/IAF Workshop and other workshops held the week prior to the Congress.

While all applications will be considered, through this program the IAF seeks to encourage applications from candidates in nations with emerging space capabilities and interests who would otherwise not be able to attend an International Astronautical Congress.

Successful applicants will be expected to present at least one paper (orally or in interactive format), and/or to participate as a panelist in the Next Generation Plenary as well as to participate in the Congress’ technical sessions, plenary events and other activities. Successful applicants will be provided a schedule of mandatory attendance events.

Participants will also:
-Be assigned a mentor and student/young professional advisor by the IAF.
-Receive invitations to participate in the activities of the IAC Student Programme (organized by the International Space Education Board) and/or the IAF Young Professional Programme respectively both of which are conducted during the Congress.
-Take part in the Cross-Cultural Communications and Presentation Workshop.
-Participate in the Space Generation Congress organized by Space Generation Advisory Council held just prior to the IAC, or the UN/IAF Workshop for emerging space country which is held during the week prior to the Congress as well.

After the Congress, alumni will be eligible to maintain participation in IAF student and young professional activities through IAF website and related programs. Selected participants shall complete a survey - which will be used by the IAF to improve the next editions of the Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme - describing their follow-up activities in their home country.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154462

Number of Grants:

Up to twenty-five students and young professionals will be selected by the IAF to participate in the 2018 programme.

Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant includes:
-Round trip air fare between the candidate’s home country and Bremen, Germany.
-Support (in kind-services or funding) for local transportation, lodging and meals during the candidate’s stay in Bremen, Germany.
-Assistance with visa arrangements provided by the IAC Local Organising Committee and the Government of Germany.
-Registration to the 69th International Astronautical Congress as well as the Space Generation Congress and the UN/IAF Workshop.
-Mentors will provide advice on presentations at the IAC and on activities before and during the IAC to help grant recipients benefit fully from the Congress and related meetings and meet with the grant recipients during the IAC.

Term of Contract:

The 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is scheduled to take place October 1 - 5, 2018. The individuals selected will also participate in other activities held the week prior to and during the Congress such as the UN/IAF Workshop, the Space Generation Congress (SGC) and the Cross-Cultural Communications and Presentation Workshop.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2018 IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme is open to individuals who fulfill the following mandatory criteria (no exceptions will be made):
-21 to 35 years old on January 1, 2018
-Students currently attending a recognized university or Young Professionals currently employed in a space-related field

Who should consider applying?
-Individuals interested in pursuing careers involving the development, application and use of space systems, space science research, the policy, legal, social and cultural aspects of space activities, international cooperation on space programs and other similar subjects.
-Persons who – for financial, sponsorship or other reasons – would not otherwise be able to attend an International Astronautical Congress. 

Note:  Candidates may apply regardless of their home country or current residence. While all applications will be considered, through this program the IAF seeks to encourage the participation of young people in nations with emerging space capabilities and interests who would otherwise not be able to attend an International Astronautical Congress:
-Young people who wish to meet and interact with other colleagues from around the world with similar interests.
-Individuals who hope to utilize the knowledge and experiences they gain during the IAC in their own careers and in enhancing space and related activities in their home countries.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is February 11, 2018 15:00 Paris Time / UTC + 1:00.

Grant recipients will be notified by the beginning of May 2018. Selections will also be announced publicly on the IAF website the same day.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
http://www.iaf-grant-programme.org/

IAF Secretariat
Attention: 2018 IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme
3 rue Mario Nikis
75015 Paris
France

eslgrants@iafastro.org
FAX: +33 1 42 73 21 20

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