ispace Scholarship – SGFF 2019

SGAC has partnered with ispace to bring 1 student or Young Professional to attend the 8th Space Generation Fusion Forum (April 05 – 08)  and 35th Space Symposium (April 08 – 11) in Colorado Springs, USA.

Application Deadline: 4 March 2019, 23:59 GMT

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 a confirmed delegate to SGFF to take part in this years conference as well as to attend the Space Symposium.

Award

The total value of the award is $600, which can be put towards any of the following expenses:

How to Apply

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 the SGFF 2019 and Space Symposium, including how you plan to give back to your local community through public outreach following the SGFF 2019.
  • A CV of up to 2 pages

All submissions must be made by using the Scholarship Submission Form before 4 March 2019, 23:59 GMT.

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 language of all submissions must be in English.
    2. The competition is open to all students and young professionals from any country.
    3. All individuals or team members shall be SGAC members between the ages of 18 to 35 inclusive (up to the day of their 36th birthday) on 12th of April 2019.
    4. Competition organisers and judges are not eligible for this award.
    5. Winners should not receive support from any other source to attend the SGFF 2019. Should winners receive such support midway through the program, SGAC should be informed and solution will be sought.
  • The applicant must have applied to be a delegate for the SGFF 2019.

Submission

  1. The documents are due as an unlocked PDF document under 5 MB. The application shall be submitted via the Scholarship Submission Form. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access the submission page.
  2. The language of all submissions shall be English.
  3. 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 the SGFF 2019, including how you plan to give back to your local community through public outreach following the SGFF 2019.
    • A CV of up to 2 pages
  1. In case of lack of quality of submissions, SGAC has the right to extend and or cancel the competition.

Responsibilities of the Winners

  1. The winning shall:
    • Attend the entire SGFF 2019
    • Support the running of SGFF 2019 (as rapporteur or moderator)
    • Contribute to the SGFF 2019 final report
    • Submit a short report (2 pages excluding pictures) describing his or her experience at SGFF 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 not later than 8th of 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 an SGFF 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 SGFF 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 not 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 SGFF 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, ispace and other participating organisations 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 2019 and/or the 35th 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 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 ispace and SGAC representatives. The evaluation will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to space community
    • Contributions can include scientific publications, work on space related projects, volunteering with space nonprofits, etc.
    • How you plan to give back to your local community through public outreach following the SGFF 2019
  • Interest in commercial lunar exploration
  • Experience of low-income background and journey to the space industry

We look forward to your contribution and thank you for taking part in this space endeavor!

Schedule

Entries accepted:

Open

Submission Deadline:

4 March 2019, 23:59 GMT

Announcement of Results:

14 March 2019

8th Space Generation Fusion Forum:

April 05 & 08, 2019

35th Space Symposium:

April 08 & 11, 2019

Contact

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