Australian Space Agency Scholarship 2020

SGAC has partnered with the Australian Space Agency (ASA) to bring two Australian delegates to attend the 9th Space Generation Fusion Forum (March 28 – 30)  and the 36th Space Symposium (March 30 – April 02) in Colorado Springs, USA.

Application Deadline: 10th of February

Description

SGFF is held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum is a three-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. Through discussion tracks, expert panels, keynote presentations, and interactive activities, these selected delegates will “fuse” their perspectives.

By attending the Space Generation Fusion Forum, delegates will learn, share their knowledge, network with fellow students and young professionals in the space industry, and meet the industry’s leaders and experts.

All output produced by the Space Generation Fusion Forum is compiled into a report to be presented at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, as well as other conferences around the World.

The scholarship will support two Australian students or young professionals to take part in SGAC’s Space Generation Fusion Forum and the Space Symposium.

Participants are asked to submit:

  • A 1 minute video: Topic –  ‘What excites you about space?’
  • A 1 page essay (max 300 words): Topic –  ‘What do you consider one of the biggest challenges facing the Australian space industry and how would you go about solving it?’
  • A recent resume
  • The confirmation of Australian citizenship

Award

The award will support one person d to attend the following events:

The award will partially cover the expenses up to a maximum amount of USD 3,000 incurred to attend SGFF and the Space Symposium) (round trip travel via airfare, accommodations, visa costs, and the registration fees to SGFF and the Space Symposium according to SGAC rate and the reimbursement policy). 

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to prepare the following documents:

  • A 1 minute video: Topic –  ‘What excites you about space?’
  • A 1 page essay (max 300 words): Topic –  ‘What do you consider one of the biggest challenges facing the Australian space industry and how would you go about solving it?’
  • A recent resume
  • The confirmation of Australian citizenship

All submissions must be made by using the Scholarship Submission Form.

Please submit your documents as unlocked PDF files. Your name should be included at the top of all pages.

Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.

Guidelines

Eligibility

  1.  The scholarship is open to students and young professionals that are nationals of Australia. All applicants need to show proof of Australian citizenship such as birth certificate or passport. The applicants can reside in Australia or abroad
  2. Participants must be eligible SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the age of 18 and 35 years as of the 2nd of April, 2020.
  3. Competition judges and organisers are ineligible for the award.
  4. Winners should not receive support from any other source to the event. Should the winners receive such support midway through the program, SGAC should be informed and a solution will be sought

Submission

  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. All submissions must be made by the 10th of February 2020, 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Responsibilities of the Winners

The winner shall:

    • Attend the entire SGFF 2020
    • Attend the entire 36th Space Symposium
    • Support the running of SGFF 2020 (as rapporteur or moderator)
    • Contribute to the SGFF 2020 final report
    • Submit a short report (2 pages excluding pictures) and a short video (1 minute) describing his or her experience at SGFF 2020 and the 36th Space Symposium for inclusion on the SGAC website, newsletter or social media and that of our partners
    • All responsibilities shall be fulfilled and reports etc. submitted not later than April 30th 2020. In case the scholarship awardee(s) do(es) not complete the scholarship requirements on time, the scholarship funds will be transferred to SGAC general budget to continue supporting the mission and work of SGAC.  

All responsibilities shall be fulfilled no later than April 30th 2020

Reimbursement

  1. The award will be paid out after the SGFF 2020 and the 36th Space Symposium, no later than 30 days after fulfilment of all responsibilities listed above.
  2. The scholarship award reimbursement is conditioned on the awardee fulfilling the scholarship requirements not later than April 30 2020.
  3. In case the winner receives funding for SGFF or Space Symposium by any other organisation, the Scholarships Coordinators shall be informed. If the applicants don’t inform the Scholarships Coordinators, SGAC holds the right to not reimburse the winning author. SGAC aims to reduce the number of double scholarships and will work with the winners to develop a solution in these cases.
  4. Applicants are advised to not engage any expenses until they have formal confirmation that the competition has been awarded. The SGAC is not liable for any expenses incurred by applicants in any case where a competition is not awarded, or in excess of the value of the awarded grant.
  5. Reimbursements will follow the SGAC Scholarships Travel Policy & Reimbursement Guidelines. Please make sure to consult the Guidelines before incurring in expenses.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship. This also applies to the essay that is submitted: portions of this essay could be used for promotional purposes (the authors, of course, will be credited for the content).
  2. Copyright of the submitted entry shall remain with the contestants. However, by submitting an entry all contestants agree that SGAC and all affiliated organisers are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted papers. SGAC and all affiliated organisers may also present ideas and findings generated by this competition at relevant conferences.

Liability

  1. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that SGFF 2020 and/or the 36th Space Symposium are cancelled. SGAC will not reimburse the winning author, even if he/she has already incurred expenses.
  2. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend SGFF 2020 and/or the 36th Space Symposium or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case, the award offer shall become void.
  3. 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.
  4. The award is not transferable to another event or individual.

Schedule

Entries accepted:

6th of January 2020

Submission Deadline:

10th of February 2020, 23:59 GMT

Announcement of Results:

14th of February 2020

9th Space Generation Fusion Forum:

March 28 – 30 2020

36th Space Symposium:

March 30 – April 2 2020

Contact

For any questions, please refer to SGAC Scholarships Team ([email protected]).