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Call for applications: ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School 2018

on 05 April 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting Romanian bachelor and master university students studying science or engineering disciplines to apply to the third edition of the ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA). The applications deadline is 7 May 2018.

The summer school will take place from 25 to 29 June 2018, at ESA Academy – Training and Learning Centre, located at the European Space Security and Education Centre (ESEC), in Belgium.

The Summer School will explain the interest and benefits of performing research at different g levels, and will offer an overview of the current research under microgravity and hypergravity conditions.

During the four and a half days of the summer school, the university students will attend lectures, and work in small groups to draft ideas for possible experiments. One of the goals of the summer school is also to introduce gravity-related research to future scientists and engineers by showing the possibilities of studies and research careers in the European space sector.

The trainers of the camp will be ELGRA and ESA experts from across Europe, freely sharing their experience and know-how with the students, including their day-to-day work and research experience in biology, human physiology, and physics. 

The ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School 2018 is opened to bachelor and master students in science or engineering disciplines from ESA Member and Associate States not yet involved in the space sector.

Those interested to apply should meet the following criteria: be aged between 18 and 32, be a citizen of an ESA Member or Associate State, be enrolled as a full-time BSc or MSc student in a university, studying an engineering or scientific subject; also, participants should have never taken part in any gravity-related activity and never been sponsored by ESA's Education Office or ELGRA.

ESA will provide a sponsorship for the selected students, which will cover accommodation and meals, as well as up to 200 Euros for travelling to Redu, Belgium.

For more information, please visit this page.

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