SGAC and DLR Solidify Their Relationship with an MoU & Announce the 5th Annual DLR Standout Student Scholarship

19 May, 2011

For four years, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has supported German students to attend the Space Generation Congress (SGC) and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Because of the continued success of the scholarship programme, SGAC and DLR have formalised their partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). A key component of the MoU is the continuation of the Standout Student Scholarship programme for at least the next three years.

2011 Standout Student Scholarship Description

This year’s scholarship is now open for submissions. This award will be selected by the Space Generation Congress organisers and DLR to award three university students from Germany who demonstrate outstanding activity and motivation in the space sector prior to SGC and IAC. The applicants must apply for SGC 2011 through the SGC website as well as send a CV and a short motivation letter of up to 1,000 words to SGC’s Delegate Lead Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Scholarship applications are due by Monday, 13 June, 2011. This award will cover travel expenses to Cape Town, South Africa, hotel stay for 28 September – 7 October, and registration fees for SGC and IAC.

This competition is open to all university students of German nationality, and online registration for SGC 2011 is mandatory.

 
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German participants at SGC 2010 in Prague

2010 DLR scholarship winners

(L to R: Christian Blank, Johannes Weppler, Christine Hill,
Andreas Fink)

 
To read about the 2010 winners, please click here.

DLR - SGAC Partnership Development

The partnership between the organisations has highlighted Germany’s continued support and proactive role in international space activities. Additionally, the partnership has enabled SGAC to further its role as a professional global network and facilitator of interdisciplinary space discussions among the next generation of space leaders.

Throughout the last year, DLR and SGAC have jointly intensified the discussion to solidify this cooperation for the benefit of both parties. Juergen Schlutz, National Point of Contact for Germany, has been in close contact for several years with counterparts at DLR in an exchange that led to the formulation and signing of the MoU this spring. This MoU establishes the participation of German delegates in SGC and IAC as an element in the educational activities of DLR for university students. At the same time, it ensures strong and continuous German contributions to SGC and the SGAC projects.

“SGAC is proud to have signed this MoU with DLR. It represents both the culmination of several years of working together as well as the beginnings of what we anticipate will be an even stronger relationship,” said Ariane Cornell, SGAC Executive Director and SGC Congress Manager. “We look forward to welcoming the German university students and having their insightful contributions to the Congress for years to come.”

More information on the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests.


 

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