How to apply

In order to be considered for the IAC 2018 Sponsorship, you are requested to:

  1. Ensure you meet the sponsorship conditions
  2. Submit an abstract to the IAC (Abstracts may be submitted online from 6 November 2017 to 28 February 2018 (23:59 CET)).
  3. Apply for ESA sponsorship under the student participation programme by 1 May 2018 (23:59 CET), by completing the form below.


Should you have problems with the application system that cannot be resolved in time for the deadline, please email all 3 documents specified above in a single email to,clearly stating 'IAC sponsorship application' and your name in the subject line of the email. Please include the information under point 3 above in the email text.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by the IAF end-April, after which they will be requested to upload a full manuscript of the paper they are planning to present. On the basis of these results, ESA will select several students for the sponsored student participation programme. Successful applicants will be notified by ESA in June with further details on travel arrangements.

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