SGAC has partnered with the French Space Agency, CNES to allow up to 10 University students to attend the 15th conference on space operations, SpaceOps 2018, hosted in Marseille, France from May 28th to June 1st 2018. If less than 10 students were to be selected, smaller grants would be offered to attend only the Students and Young Professionals (SYP) workshop organized in cooperation with SGAC on May 27th .
Deadline: 15th January 2018, 23:59 GMT
The 10 selected students will receive grants up to €500 each to cover their traveling and accommodation costs as well as the entrance fee to the SpaceOps conference. In the case that not enough applicants would be selected for the €500 grants, smaller grants of €125 or €250 maximum would be offered to students to attend the Students and Young Professionals (SYP) event only.
To apply, you will need to prepare the following documents:
- A letter of intent of no more than 500 words highlighting your background and motivation for attending SpaceOps 2018. Please specify in your letter:
If you are registered to the SpaceOps 2018 conference or the SGAC Students and Young Professionals (SYP) workshop
If you submitted an abstract, presentation or poster relevant to your field of study to SpaceOps 2018
- If you have been accepted to present a paper or poster relevant to your field of study to SpaceOps 2018
If you are moderating an activity or presenting at an event hosted in parallel of the SpaceOps2018 conference, such as the SGAC SYP workshop
- A CV of up to 2 pages
All submissions must be made by 15th January 2018, 23:59 GMT via the SGAC website using the scholarships submission form. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
Please submit your documents as a single unlocked PDF file. Your name should be included at the top of all pages.
Please specify on the submission form to which scholarships you wish to apply;the SpaceOps and SYP CNES scholarships are not cumulative and priority will be given to SpaceOps grants.
- The language of all submissions must be in English.
- The applicant must be between 18 and 35 year-old at the time of the conference.
- The applicant must have a French citizenship or be currently studying in France.
- The applicant must be an SGAC member (registered on our website) by the 15 th January 2018, 23:59 GMT.
- The applicant must be registered to the SpaceOps2018 conference or the Students and Young Professionals workshop (SYP) by the 15 th January 2018, 23:59 GMT.
- Competition judges and organisers are ineligible for the award.
- At the time of the application the applicant must be registered as a student and not have a full time professional activity. The applicant must be studying, at a University or a School, in a field relevant to one or several topics tackled during the conference.
- The applicant must not have applied to or have been awarded any other scholarships for SpaceOps 2018.
- By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the competition organisers to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship.
- Winners are required to write a short report describing their experience at the SpaceOps 2018 which might be showcased on the SGAC newsletter.
- By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC and other participating organisations to mention their names, affiliations and headshot picture in connection with the competition.
- The award will be paid out after the conference, and upon fulfilment of all requirements in a suitable manner. It will be paid out not later than 30 days after fulfilment of all responsibilities.
- Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend SpaceOps 2018 or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case the award offer shall become void.
- Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
- The award is not transferable to another event.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel comprised of CNES representatives, and Chiara Cocchiara, Audrey Berquand and Florian Marmuse representing SGAC. The evaluation will be made based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the submission
- Relevance to the one or several topics tackled during the conference
- Having submitted an abstract, presentation or poster relevant to the applicant field of study to the conference is an advantage
- Having been accepted to present a paper or a poster relevant to the applicant field of study to the conference is an advantage
- Moderating an activity or presenting at an event hosted in parallel of the SpaceOps2018 conference, such as the SGAC Students and Young Professionals workshop is an advantage.
We look forward to your contribution and thank you for taking part in this space endeavor!
- Entries accepted: Now!
- Submission Deadline: 15 th January 2018, 23:59 GMT
- Winners Announced: 15 th February 2018
- Students and Young Professionals Program: 27 th May 2018
- Space Ops: 28 th May - 1 st June 2018
Hosted and organised by CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) and powered by AIAA, SpaceOps 2018 is a technical forum of the Space Mission Operations and Ground Systems community that
addresses state-of- the-art operations principles, methods, and tools.
SpaceOps 2018 provides the opportunity for you to share mission’s experience, challenges, and innovation solutions.
Held biennially since 1990, the conference will attract technologists, scientists, managers from agencies, academic and research institutions, operators and industry and fosters managerial and technical
interchanges on all aspects of space mission operations.
5 good reasons not to miss SpaceOps 2018:
- Discover the latest space operations techniques and lessons from missions and share your innovations with the space operations community
- Hear late-breaking news from agencies and commercial operators
- Network with leading space operations experts from Agencies, Academic and Research Institutions, Operators and Industry
- Learn about the latest developments in operations technology, products, and services
- Explore the beautiful area of Marseille (France)