SSP17 Scholarships Available


Are you an Irish passport holder and interested in attending the exciting 2017 Space Studies Program being held at the Cork Institute of Technology this year? Currently there are a number of scholarships available to you. Get applying!  

Closing Date for Submission of Applications: 24th May 2017

Scholarship Details: 

The normal cost of participation in SSP17 is €18,000. The Scholarships listed below will cover the costs associated with participation in SSP17, including accommodation and meals, field trips, lecture  notes, hands-on workshops, team project materials, etc., up to the values indicated.

We are now seeking applications for the following Scholarships:

2 Scholarships worth €17,000 each. Successful applicants will contribute €1,000 to the cost of participation in SSP17.

1 scholarship worth €13,000. The successful applicant will contribute €5,000 to the cost of participation in SSP17. (Note: This scholarship might be increased, based on available funding, up to a maximum of €17,000.)

3 scholarships worth €9,000. Successful applicants will contribute €9,000 to the cost of participation in SSP17.

Successful candidates must be available to attend SSP17 in full from 25th June to 25th August inclusive.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be Irish passport holders. All scholarships cover applicants from any discipline. Applicants must have a minimum of three years completed at third level or equivalent professional experience. In line with the WIT (Women in Technology) philosophy, applications from suitably qualified/experienced female candidates are particularly encouraged.

Application and Review Procedure:

Send an up to date CV including your educational and professional experience to date and the names of two referees. Include also a Personal Statement (500 words, maximum) indicating why you are interested in participating in SSP17.

Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr. Nassim Bovet (ISU Head of Admissions and Alumni Affairs) at and copied to Dr. Barry O’Connor (Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs, CIT) at with the subject heading “SSP17 Scholarship Application”. The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th May, 2017.

Applications will be ranked by a panel constituted from the International Space University, Cork Institute of Technology and SSP Alumni. The decision of this panel will be final. Successful applicants will be required to complete the ISU Online application procedure. Enquiries about the process may be made to Dr. Niall Smith (Chair of the Local Organising Committee at CIT) at