Call for applications to the South American Space Leaders Award now open!

The South-America Space Leaders Award aims to recognize SGAC members for their contributions to the space field in the South American region as well as to provide opportunities to talented individuals to attend the 7th South American Space Generation Workshop held in Quito, Ecuador on the 14th and 15th of May 2022.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2022 23:59 UTC.


Embracing diversity is the cornerstone of SGAC’s principles. The goal of the South American Space Leaders Award is to provide an opportunity for interaction between members of the space sector with diverse geographic and professional backgrounds. The SA-SLA provides funding support for the attendance of international delegates who bring unique and insightful firsthand perspectives to the South American Space Generation Workshop.

You can find more information about the South American Space Generation Workshop Here

Application Open: now!

Application Deadline: 31st March 2022

Please note that Scholarship applicants also need to register to the workshop (see section above).

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The winners will receive an award in order to attend the South American Space Generation Workshop.

This award will provide total or partial reimbursement to cover economy airfare, accommodation, and visa costs of up to $1000 (USD) for 4 awardees to attend the SA-SGW.

The awardees will also be presented with a certificate of award during the Space Generation Workshop.

How to Apply

You can apply by filling out the  Scholarships Submission Form (accessible only when logged into your SGAC account). Please note – due to COVID-19, we ask that you apply only if you believe you will be able to physically attend the events in the Ecuador on May 14-15, 2022

Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.

Scholarship Guidelines


  1. Participants must be eligible SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the ages of 18 and 35 years as of the 14th of March 2022.
  2. Scholarship judges and organizers are ineligible for the award.


  • The language of all submissions must be in English.
  • Applicants will submit their application through the SA-SGW Space Leaders Award application form.
  • CVs can be submitted via Word document or pdf file uploaded in the application form.
  • All submissions must be made by the March 31st, 2022, 23:59 UTC. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Please be aware that you need to separately apply as a delegate through the SA-SGW delegate registration form.

Responsibilities of the Winners

The winners shall:

  1. Attend the South American Space Generation Workshop in its entirety
  2. Support the running of the South American Space Generation Workshop (as moderator or rapporteur)
  3. Contribute to finalizing the South American Space Generation Workshop report
  4. Submit a short report (1 page excluding pictures) and a short video (1 minute) describing his or her experience at regional South American Space Generation Workshop for inclusion on the SGAC website, newsletter or social media and that of our partners


  1. The award will be paid out after the South American Space Generation Workshop, and upon fulfillment of all requirements in a suitable manner as determined by the scholarship coordinators, including any report submissions and submissions of expense claims. It will be paid out no later than 30 days after fulfillment of all responsibilities.
  2. In case applicants or the winning author receive funding for South American Space Generation Workshop 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.
  3. Applicants are advised to not engage in 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 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 organizers are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted papers. SGAC and all affiliated organizers may also present ideas and findings generated by this competition at relevant conferences.


  1. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event the South American Space Generation Workshop 2022 is cancelled. SGAC will not reimburse the award 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 South American Space Generation Workshop 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.


The assessment of applications for the South American Space Leaders Award will be evaluated by a panel comprised of SGAC Chairs, Executive Director, Regional Coordinators, Scholarship Team Members, and the South American Space Generation Workshop Manager and Deputy Manager.



Evaluation is based on


Contributions to space sector

  • Scientific research (including publications, presentations etc)
  • Industrial research and development
  • Contribution to the management of space programs and projects
  • Involvement with space nonprofits and volunteering in the space community (other than SGAC)
  • Involvement in student activities relating to space

20 %

Contributions to SGAC

  • Attendance of SGAC events
  • Contribution to SGAC project groups or Events
  • Volunteering with the SGAC team as part of the SGAC Executive Committee, Executive Office Teams, Event teams or any other team
  • Willingness to contribute in the future to SGAC

30 %

Reason to be selected for the South American Space Leaders Award?

  • What makes the applicant the perfect candidate for the award
  • What separates the applicant from other candidates

20 %

How would you leverage this opportunity to grow in the space sector?

  • How do you plan to take advantage of the opportunity to attend this SGW to advance your career in the Space Sector
  • How would you engage with the international space community and SGAC to contribute to the progress of the space sector in your region

20 %

What unique perspective do you bring to this Space Generation Workshop?

  • Departing from your background, culture and knowledge, what kind of perspective and vision would you bring to the Space Generation Workshop

10 %


Entries accepted:


Submission Deadline

14th of March, 2022, 23:59 UTC  Extended to the 31st of March

Review of applications

15th – 22nd March 2022

Information of successful applicants

23rd – 29th March 2022

Announcement of winners

30th March 2022


For any questions, please contact the SGAC Scholarships Team ([email protected]).