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Australian Space Agency calls for 2020 scholarship candidates

Stephen Kuper

The Australian Space Agency and Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) have partnered to bring two Australian delegates to attend the 9th Space Generation Fusion Forum (28–30 March) and the 36th Space Symposium (30 March–2 April) in Colorado Springs, US.

Australian Space Agency calls for 2020 scholarship candidates
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The Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF) is held annually in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium. It 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 SGFF, 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.

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All output produced by the SGFF 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 the SGFF and the Space Symposium.

Participants are asked to submit:

  • A one-minute video: Topic – ‘What excites you about space?’;
  • A one-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; and
  • Confirmation of Australian citizenship. 

Guidelines: 

In order to be eligible for the scholarship – students and young professionals must be Australian nationals and able to show proof of Australian citizenship such as birth certificate or passport. The applicants can reside in Australia or abroad.

It is important that participants must be eligible SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the age of 18 and 35 years as of 2 April 2020.

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 (two pages excluding pictures) and a short video (one-minute) describing his or her experience at SGFF 2020 and the 36th Space Symposium;
  • 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 30 April 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.

SGAC and its partners hosts a number of scholarships for students and young professionals to attend the Space Generation Congress, International Astronautical Congress, SGFF, Space Symposium and other space events.

If you have any further queries about scholarships or if you or your organisation is interested in providing talented students and young professionals with the opportunity to share their work and ideas with global space community.

Additional information and details regarding the scholarship program is available here, any questions can be forwarded to: [email protected].   

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