Space Scholarships

The Space Scholarship Program, supported by the South Australian Space Industry Centre, 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 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 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

Applications for the second round of scholarships are now open, and close midnight Central Standard Time on 26 April 2019. 

To apply, download the 2019 Space Scholarship application form