The Space Scholarship Program provides up to $100,000 worth of scholarships to South Australian entrepreneurs and innovators every year.

What is the Space Scholarship Program?

The four-year scholarship program, which is supported by the South Australian Space Industry Centre and currently runs from 2018 to 2021, is part of the $4 million Space Innovation Fund and aims to improve the knowledge and develop skills of potential founders of space-related enterprises.

The program awards successful applicants with funding of up to $20,000 to assist in developing their leadership skills, experience and knowledge in the space sector through education, and/or training at best practice workplaces or educational institutions.

The range of knowledge and skills that could benefit a potential entrepreneur includes post-graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, law, medicine, IT, economics and business or inter-disciplinary master’s degrees in space studies or similar fields. Shorter professional development courses and internships in space-related organisations could be of equal benefit.

The scholarship program aims to support potential entrepreneurs and innovators with relevant tertiary qualifications to attend either a formal academic program, or a period of supervised industrial experience.

Who can apply?

Students eligible to apply must be:

  • a South Australian resident;
  • a postgraduate with relevant qualifications in science, technology, engineering, law, medicine, IT, economics and business.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving their knowledge and skills as future founders of space companies.

How to apply?

For more information on the scholarships, including eligibility and criteria: 2019 guidelines for applicants.

To apply, download the 2019 Space Scholarship application form

Indicative timeline

  • 1 March 2019 – Applications open
  • 26 April 2019 – Applications close (must be received electronically by midnight CST)
  • 24 May 2019 – Successful recipients notified


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