SWF Announces Young Professionals Scholarships For IAC 2016 In Guadalajara, Mexico

May 3, 2016 – Secure World Foundation (SWF) is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications from young professionals for scholarships to aid in traveling to present papers at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) September 26th-30th in Guadalajara, Mexico. The goal of these scholarships is to provide young space professionals an opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious international space conferences to further their professional development and inject new ideas into the community.

The 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 oral presentation at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara. The paper must be on one of the following topics:

  • Space Sustainability
  • Space Law and Policy
  • Human and Environmental Security
  • Applicants should fill out the form 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.

    Deadline for Applications is Friday, June 17, 2016. Apply Now

    For further questions, please contact SWF Project Manager Christopher Johnson