International Grants Available to Attend Space Generation Advisory Council Fusion Forum

The Space Generation Advisory Council presents the inaugural Fusion Forum – a US space event highlighting international thinking geared towards university students and young professionals.

This event, held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium April 15th & 16th, 2012 in Colarado Springs, Colorado, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top young adults from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. These intense, interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders will gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Output will be reported at the AIAA's Space 2012 conference. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 28th Annual National Space Symposium.

A main goal of the Space Generation Fusion Forum is to provide firsthand international perspectives to the US event. SGAC is enabling this through its Global Grants Programme for the Forum. Ten of the top international applicants will be selected to attend the Space Generation Fusion Forum and the National Space Symposium. Winners must be SGAC members between the ages of 18-35. The grant will cover round trip travel to Colorado Springs, lodging, visa costs, and the registration fees for both the Fusion Forum and the National Space Symposium. The winners of the Global Grants Programme will participate in one of the three panels and will be noted at the National Space Symposium.

All Global Grant application materials must be submitted by Thursday 16th February, 2012. Winners will be notified by26th February, 2012.

More information about the Fusion Forum and the Grants Programme can be found on the SGAC website.