The UK Space Agency, supported by its delivery partner the Satellite Applications Catapult, is making a further £51,000 available under its “SPIN” placement award scheme. Projects that directly support government’s aim to establish small satellite launch and suborbital spaceflight from the UK, and those that help grow these industries, are strongly encouraged.
The projects should be suitable to be carried out by an undergraduate or postgraduate student in a relevant discipline over a period of 8 or more weeks in the summer (applicants must be registered with an educational establishment at the time of their application).
This is a competitive process which offers small grants up to a maximum of £3,000 for each award. The scheme is run to support the provision of paid work placements across the sector and to fulfil the skills and careers aims and objectives of the UK Space Agency’s education programme, as set out in its Education, Skills and Outreach Strategy.
For this phase of the call, applications are welcome from all sizes of organisation as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs), universities, charities, not-for-profits or UK government agencies who can propose an inspirational space oriented project which will develop the skills that the sector needs in their future workforce.
This in turn supports the aims of the UK Space Agency by providing a context for students to experience the breadth of opportunities that the sector can offer, developing skills crucial to the success of the sector, supporting the growth of businesses within the sector and raising awareness of the UK’s space programme and STEM subjects in general.
The final deadline for placement proposals, should funds not be exhausted before this, will be 17:00 on 19 June 2020.