The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Future Space Leaders Grant Program.  Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space- and satellite-related careers, the program will provide grants for participation in the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to be held in Adelaide, Australia, September 25 – September 29, 2017.

In addition to attending the IAC, Grant Recipients will also be involved in supplementary career development activities in Adelaide.  These IAC-associated events include the Cross-Cultural Presentation Workshop, the United Nations/International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Workshop, the Space Generation Congress hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Young Professionals Workshop. These additional activities will necessitate Grantees’ presence in Adelaide beginning on September 20, 2017.

U.S. graduate students and young professionals are encouraged to apply for a Grant.  In addition to submitting an application to FSLF, applicants must apply through the IAF process and be accepted to present a paper in a technical or poster session at the 2017 IAC, and/or to serve as a panelist or back-up panelist for the IAC Next Generation Plenary.  Successful competition for an FSLF Grant requires acceptance in at least one of these venues.

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2017.  Click here to download application.