ESA x Barbie Bursary

Women in Aerospace Europe

THE AWARD:

  • €5000 / donated by ESA/Barbie

TARGET GROUP:

  • Individuals (prize to be awarded to one person), conducting an outreach project, aimed to inspire younger generations of girls and women to enter a career in STEM or fostering a successful collaboration of all genders in this field.
  • The project can be conducted individually or with the support of a group.
  • Academic and non-academic projects are eligible for submission.
  • There are no limitations regarding age or nationality of the award recipient, but the project should be Europe-based.
  • Progress and outcome of the project will be publicized in the WIA-Europe channels

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BURSARY:

  • Deadline to submit the proposal: 1 December 2021
  • Announcement of the winner: mid-February 2022

APPLICATION PACKAGE:

  • CV & Motivation letter
  • Project description, including a provisional project budget. The application must cover the following points: Who? What (including content)? When? Where? For whom? (max 5 pages)
  • Any necessary approval from the relevant agency/authority in order to carry out the academic or non-academic project
  • Letters of support (max 3)
  • There are no further limitations on how the prize money will be spent (project implementation, travel, subsistence…). However, a successful completion of the project needs to be shown in due time. A progress report and final project report are to be submitted together with a financial overview.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • Eligibility: project or diploma to be attained in Europe
  • Motivation letter
  • Relevance of the project to the objectives of WIA-Europe
  • Feasibility
  • Project plan and originality
  • Extent of outreach
  • Quality of CV and support letters
  • Possibility to complete the project within 12 months

SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO:

info@wia-europe.org