Press Release

Increased Number of IAF Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) Grants

By SpaceRef Editor
February 11, 2022
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Last year the IAF was one of the organizations selected by Blue Origin to receive a generous grant as part of their Club for the Future initiative. Club for the Future is a foundation whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space. This contribution will greatly be supporting the Federation to further develop its Students, Young Professionals and Next Generation activities.
We are very pleased to announce that the donation has offered us the opportunity to increase the IAF Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) grants from 25 to 30 Students and Young Professionals! The ESL Programme enables students and young professionals between the age of 21 and 35 to participate in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The programme encourages especially applications from candidates in nations with emerging space capabilities and interests who would otherwise not be able to attend. Please read more about the IAF Emerging Space Leaders programme HERE.

This is an exciting first step, and we are looking forward to further strengthen our Students and Young Professionals Programmes within the Federation with more initiatives to come! 

SpaceRef staff editor.