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Upcoming Events and Open Calls for Application

  • UN/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme 2017 Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)
    • Kitakyushu, Japan, Sept 2011 - ...
    • The deadline for applications submission is 22 January 2017
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  • UN/Italy Long-term Fellowship Programme on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Related Applications
    • Torino, Italy, Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
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  • Fellowship Programme for "Drop Tower Experiment Series" (DropTES)
    • Bremen, Germany, 4th Cycle
    • The deadline for applications submission is 31 March 2017
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  • UN/Japan Cooperation Programme on CubeSat Deployment from the International Space Station Japanese Experiment Module "KiboCUBE"
    • Japan, 2nd round 2017-2018
    • The deadline for applications submission is 31 March 2017
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United Nations/Italy Long-term Fellowship Programme on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Related Applications

15 June 2016 - The Second Level Specializing Master on Navigation and Related Applications is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) with the collaboration of the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM). The Second Level Specializing Master is a post graduate academic program that provides high quality training. It provides students with professional knowledge and skills.

The 2016 Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNA) Programme starts in October 2016 and lasts for 12 months including a period ranging from 3 to 4 months for hands-on pilot project (internship). The fellowship programme will provide extensive research and education opportunities in Global Navigation satellite Systems (GNSS) and related applications, as well as will lead the participants to the Master degree in this field.

The deadline for application is 30 June 2016 at 11:59 a.m. (CEST) . Detailed information and application materials are available here

Calls for Application - "United Nations/Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology"

25 November 2015 - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is jointly organizing the United Nations/Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology with the Government of Costa Rica in cooperation with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The Workshop will be held in San José, Costa Rica, from 7 to 11 March 2016, and will address exchanging information on achievements in human space programmes and discussing how to promote international cooperation by further facilitating the participation of developing countries in human space exploration-related activities. It will also focus on creating awareness of the benefits of human space technology and its applications, building capacity in microgravity science education and research, and exploring participation in space commercialization.

Please note that applications for partcipation must be recieved by the Office for Outer Space Affairs no later than 11 January 2016, from applicants seeking funding support and no later than 31 January 2016, from self-funded applicants. Detailed information and application materials are available here .

Calls for Application - "United Nations/India Workshop on the Use of Earth Observation Data in Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Sharing the Asian Experience"

10 November 2015 - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Programme on Space Applications and the UN-SPIDER platform , and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), are jointly organizing the workshop in order to share experience from Asia and other parts of the World in using Earth observation for disaster management. The Workshop will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 11 March 2016.

The deadline for application is 04 January 2016. Detailed information and application materials are available here.

Calls for Application - "Drop Tower Experiment Series (DropTES)" 3rd cycle

Deployment of a CubeSat from the ISS. Photo: NASA/JAXA

2 November 2015 - The Human Space Technology Initiative released the Announcement of Opportunity for its fellowship programme "Drop Tower Experiment Series (DropTES)" 3 rd cycle which provides one student team with the opportunity to conduct its own microgravity experiment at the Bremen Drop Tower.

The deadline for application is 31 March 2016. Detailed information and application materials are available here .

JAXA and UNOOSA provide access to space: KiboCUBE!

Deployment of a CubeSat from the ISS. Photo: NASA/JAXA
Vienna, Tokyo

08 September 2015 - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced today the joint initiative "KiboCUBE" which will offer educational and research institutions from developing countries the opportunity to deploy cube satellites (CubeSats) from the International Space Station (ISS). Press release

Applications are open until 31 March 2016 Apply now

2016 United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies - Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)

Past PNST fellows Past PNST fellows
Kitakyushu, Japan

August 2015 - The Office for Outer Space Affairs is now accepting applications for the expanded United Nations/Japan Long-Term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies "Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies" (PNST) in cooperation with Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT).

In 2016 the PNST will accept up to two students in the Masters course (2 years duration) and up to four students in the Doctorate course (4 years duration) for the Programme to start in October 2016. Successful participants will be awarded a master or doctorate degree after successful thesis defence.

The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at KIT.

The deadline for application is 24 January 2016.
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