The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2018 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 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to be held in Bremen, Germany, 1-5 October, 2018.

In addition to attending the IAC, Grant Recipients will also be involved in supplementary career development activities in Bremen. 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 Bremen beginning on September 26, 2018.

U.S. graduate students and young professionals are encouraged to apply for a Grant from the FSLF. 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 2018 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 are due by May 15, 2018. Additional detailed information on the FSLF website.