Students Sponsorship

logo_sgacIf you are a student or young professional, between 18 and 35 years old and member of the Space Generation Advisory Council, you have an opportunity to apply for an scholarship to attend this conference!

About the Contest
Once more the IAASS and SGAC are teaming up to organize the 2014 Space Safety Competition. The awardees of the scholarship will be supported to participate into the 7th IAASS conference “Space Safety is no Accident” that will be held from 20 – 22nd October, 2014 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Applicants are asked to submit their abstracts on any of the space safety topics listed below. Authors must submit the abstract following the guidelines described in the Abstract Submission section here, by June 15th, 2014. In addition, abstracts to enter into the IAASS-SGAC competition are to be sent to IAASS Conference Awareness Lead, Carmen Felix ( accompanied by a brief biography of the primary author and a recent photo. Only the primary author will be considered for the scholarship.

For the entries into IAASS-SGAC competition, full papers are to be submitted by 15th August. Then, a review panel will provide the results of the competition outcome by 22th August, winners will be informed soon after this date. Full papers are to follow the instructions captured into the conference website. Those who have not submitted their full papers by the deadline will not be considered for the competition. Notification of abstract acceptance by conference review committee is not in any way, an indication of award result. The authors of accepted abstracts but not presented in the conference will be penalized for future competitions, therefore, if you are not able to present the abstract during the conference, please, inform the conference organizing committee accordingly.

The technical paper should cover one of the following topics of the conference:

  • Designing safety into space vehicles
  • Safety on long duration manned missions
  • Safety of extravehicular activities
  • Launch safety
  • Space debris remediation
  • Re-entry safety
  • Human spaceflight payloads safety
  • Nuclear safety for space systems
  • Human factors and performance for safety
  • Safety critical software design and IVV
  • Safety risk management
  • Probabilistic risk assessment
  • Organizational culture and safety
  • Regulations and standards for safety
  • Space-based safety critical systems
  • SSA & Space traffic control
  • Operations safety
  • Space materials safety
  • Commercial human spaceflight safety
  • Lessons learned
  • Safety Management System
  • Quality engineering of critical items
  • Space Weather Hazard
  • Launch and In-Orbit Collision Risk
  • NEO Hazard

About the Prize / Scholarship

There will be three (3) scholarships awarded to the best technical submissions to attend the 7th International IAASS Space Safety Conference "Space Safety is no Accident". Each of the scholarships will include free registration at the conference and gala dinner, travel expenses and accommodation (up to $1500 – justified expenses). The paper selection criteria are technical merit, accuracy, quality and relevance to conference topics. Papers have to be the result of authors’ research and shall not have already been presented or published at any other conference/proceedings. The award / scholarship will be given after conference attendance based on justified expenses (i.e.: receipts) and cost economizing travel choices. Further questions related to award can be addressed to the points of contact of the competition: C. Felix.

Winners will be selected to present their work in an oral presentation or poster at the conference. After the conference, winners will be requested to write a small article for SGAC and IAASS newsletters about their experience.

WINNERS SELECTED! If you want to know who the winners are, click here.


The IAASS membership is open to anyone having a professional interest in space safety. The organization strives to include students and young professionals in their technical committees on “Launch Range Safety”, “Space Exploration Safety”, “Re-entry & Space Debris”, “Space Safety Legal Regulatory Committee” and “Human Factors & Performance for Space Safety”. If you are interested in getting involved, please, contact with Dr. Maite Trujillo – IAASS Young Professional Chair (

IAASS student membership fees are reduced, if you can demonstrate full time registration in accredited academic institution.

IAASS is also the proud support of the SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group.