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Call for applications: ESA/ELGRA gravity related research Summer School 2022

on 31 March 2022

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting Romanian students to apply to the seventh 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), which will take place from 27 June to 8 July 2022. The deadline for applications is26 April 2022.

This year the Summer School will be organised in a blended format. During the first week, university students will attend lectures and workshops at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility at ESEC-Galaxia (Transinne, Belgium). In the second week, students will focus on team activities through online sessions from home.

This unique Summer School offers an overview of the current research under microgravity and hypergravity conditions, and explains the interest and benefits of performing research and technology demonstrations in altered gravity.

During the summer school, students will attend stimulating lectures and work in teams to devise ideas for prospective altered gravity experiments. They will learn the impact of altered gravity research, as well as career possibilities in the European space sector.

Students will be evaluated via a team project and will receive a certificate of participation and a transcript upon completion of the Summer School, allowing them to request ECTS credit(s) from their respective universities.

In order to participate, students must be aged minimum 18 years old, be a citizen of an ESA Member States, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania or Slovenia, be enrolled as a Bachelor (starting from 2nd year) or Master student in a university for the year 2021-2022 (not graduating before the Summer School), be studying an engineering or scientific subject and have never taken part in any gravity-related research 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 Belgium.

More details here.

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