University of Colorado Boulder SGFF Scholarship 2019

SGAC and the University of Colorado Boulder have partnered together to enable one University of Colorado Boulder student to attend the 8th Space Generation Fusion Forum (April 05 – 08) and 35th Space Symposium (April 08 – 11) in Colorado Springs, USA.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2019, 23:59 MST

Description

Held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF) 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 a delegate from the University of Colorado Boulder to take part in this years Space Generation Fusion Forum as well as to attend the Space Symposium.

Award

The total value of the award is $2500, which can be put towards any of the following expenses:

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to prepare an essay responding to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in participating in the Space Generation Fusion Forum? (50-100 words)
  • Please describe your relevant academic, professional, and/or volunteer experiences that you will bring to the Space Generation Fusion Forum. (Max 200 words)
  • What do you view as the greatest challenge to humanity’s continued expansion into Space in the next ten years, either from a technology, business, or policy standpoint? (Max 200 words)
  • What is the most exciting potential use of Space to you? (Max 200 words)

You are welcome to write a paragraph or a series of bullet points for each question. Remember we can only assess you on the information provided, so feel free to add details where appropriate (e.g. “interned at JSC for 3 months in mission operations” vs “completed internship” when discussing experiences, or “I would like to show how the energy industry and aerospace can collaborate” vs “I have new perspectives” when discussing unique insights).

All submissions must be made by using the Scholarship Submission Form before 28 Feburary 2019, 23:59 MST.

Note: University of Colorado Boulder students who have already been confirmed as delegates to the 8th Space Generation Fusion Forum will automatically be considered for the scholarship and do not need to submit a separate application.

Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.

Guidelines

Eligibility

  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. The applicant must be between 18 and 35-years-old at the time of the conference.
  3. The applicant must be an SGAC member (free registration on our website) by 28 February 2019, 23:59 MST.
  4. The applicant must be enrolled full-time at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  5. Competition judges and organisers are ineligible for the award.

Submission

  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. All submissions must be made by 28 February 2019, 23:59 MST. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Responsibilities of the Winners

  1. The winner shall:
    • Attend the entire Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019
    • Support the running of Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 (as a rapporteur or moderator)
    • Contribute to the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 final report
    • Submit a short report (2 pages excluding pictures) describing his or her experience at Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 and the 35th 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 no later than 8 June 2019. 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.  

 

These tasks offer great opportunities such as: being the rapporteur of a Space Generation Fusion Forum working group and helping with writing a group report, being the front face of SGAC at the SGAC booth, and meeting interesting people.

Reimbursement

  1. The award will be paid out after the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 and the 35th 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 no later than 8th of June 2019.
  3. In case the scholarship awardee does 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.
  4. In case the winner receives funding for Space Generation Fusion Forum or Space Symposium by any other organisation, the Scholarships Coordinators shall be informed. If the applicants do not inform the Scholarships Coordinators, SGAC holds the right to withhold reimbursement. SGAC aims to reduce the number of double scholarships and will work with the winners to develop a solution in these cases.
  5. Applicants are advised not to 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.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC, the University of Colorado Boulder and other participating organisations to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship.

Liability

  1. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 and/or the 35th Space Symposium are cancelled. SGAC will not reimburse the winner, even if he/she has already incurred expenses.
  2. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 and/or the 35th 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.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated by a panel comprised of representatives of the University of Colorado Boulder and SGAC representatives. Applicants will be evaluated specifically in the areas of motivation, experience, industry awareness and insights, passion, and enthusiasm.

Schedule

Entries accepted:

Open

Submission Deadline:

28 February 2019, 23:59 MST

Announcement of Results:

07 March 2019

8th Space Generation Fusion Forum:

April 05 to 08, 2019

35th Space Symposium:

April 08 to 11, 2019

Contact

For any questions, please refer to the SGAC Scholarships Coordinator, Maria Grulich at scholarships@spacegeneration.org.