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Applications Open for WIA-Europe Awards & Grants Programme 2024

Now Accepting Applications

We’re pleased to announce that applications are now open for two exciting opportunities offered by WIA-Europe:

  1. WIA-Europe Student Conference Grant: Are you a Bachelor, Master, or PhD student in Europe with a passion for aerospace? Apply for our Student Conference Grant to receive financial support for your first international workshop or conference presentation.
  2. WIA-Europe Inspirational Award: Share your journey and efforts in promoting space exploration. Submit a short report highlighting your contributions and inspire others in the process.

Interested in Applying? Make sure to review the application requirements and procedures below to ensure your submission is complete.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024Ā 

Announcement of Winners: June 28, 2024

 


WIA- Europe Student Conference Grant

Purpose:

The WIA-Europe Student Conference Grant aims to financially support Bachelor, Master and PhD students in Europe to attend for the first time an international workshop or conference and present their space-related paper.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant should be a WIA-E member
  • Applicant should not have previously received any support from WIA-Europe
  • Applicant should be based in Europe
  • Applicant should be a student of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree
  • Applicant should have an accepted abstract on a space-related topic in an international workshop or conference
  • Applicant should be one of the paper’s authors
  • Applicant should be the paper presenter
  • Applicant should attend for the first time this conference

Application:

The application should include the following:

  • Application form completed via WIA-Europe website
  • CV (PDF, in Europass format, maximum 2 pages)
  • Acceptance letter to the workshop or conference
  • Copy of the abstract
  • Motivation letter (PDF, maximum 1 page, no images)
  • Formal support letter (PDF, maximum 1 page, including signature, no images) from a university professor or academic supervisor of the current university

Application Considerations:

  • The WIA- Europe Student Conference Grant is EUR 1,000
  • Winners are entitled to a free individual WIA membership for the following year
  • A brief bio (Ā½ page) and photo can be published on our website (upon request)
  • Winners should submit a report (PDF, maximum 2 pages, including pictures) within 6 months after receiving the grant, on how the WIA-Europe financial support sustained their registration and travel expenses and share the benefit of participating in the workshop or conference
  • A summary of the report will be published in the WIA-Europe digest

Apply for the WIA-Europe Student Conference Grant >>

*Only applications submitted via the application link will be considered.

*The application and all relevant documents should be submitted in English.

 


WIA-Europe Inspirational Award

Purpose:

The WIA-Europe Inspirational Award aims to engage WIA-E members and encourage them to promote space and inspire future generations.

The applicant should submit a short report describing their personal contribution to promote space and inspire future generations.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant should be a WIA-E member
  • Applicant should be based in Europe
  • Applicant should not have previously received any support from WIA-Europe
  • Applicant should either study or work in the aerospace industry

Application:

The application should include the following:

  • Application form completed via WIA-E website
  • CV (PDF, in Europass format, maximum 2 pages, no images)
  • Activity/Project document including (PDF, max 3 pages):

Application Considerations:

  • The WIA-Europe Inspirational Award is EUR 1,000
  • Winners are entitled to a free individual membership for the following year
  • A brief bio (Ā½ page) and photo can be published on our website (upon request)
  • Winners are required to submit a report within six months after receiving the award (PDF, maximum 2 pages, including pictures) detailing the utilisation of the WIA-Europe financial support and its benefits for future generations
  • A summary of the report will be published in the WIA-Europe digest

Apply for the WIA-Europe Inspirational Award >>

*Only applications submitted via the application link will be considered.

*The application and all relevant documents should be submitted in English.

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