SWF Scholarships for IAC 2019 are Available to Young Professionals

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications from young professionals for scholarships to aid in traveling to present papers at the 2019 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), October 21-25,  in Washington, DC, USA.

The goal of these scholarships is to provide young space professionals an opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious international space conferences, further their professional development, and inject new ideas into the community. Scholarships are limited to reimbursement for: 1) conference registration, 2) air or ground transportation to and from Washington, DC, and, 3) lodging during the IAC.

Scholarship amounts are awarded in $500 increments between $500 and $1500 at the discretion of SWF.

This application is open to young professionals 35 years old or younger as of the start of the IAC, working in the space field, and who have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2019 IAC. The paper must address one of the following topics:

  • Space Sustainability
  • Space Law and Policy
  • Human and Environmental Security

Applicants should fill out the form below with their contact and paper details as well as provide a short essay of no more than 500 words on why they feel it is important to present their research at IAC, and what they hope to get out of the experience. Individuals selected to receive scholarships will be required to provide a trip report to SWF following the Congress.

Applications are graded anonymously by SWF staff and selection will be made on: 1) abstract quality and novelty, 2) relevance to SWF focus areas and mission, and 3) demographic and geographic diversity.


Application link: https://forms.gle/sSxCdarLH4nnPKae9


Deadline for Applications is 11:59 PM (EDT) Sunday, June 9, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact SWF Project Manager Josh Wolny.

Last updated on June 3, 2019