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Detailed guide: Apply for funding: space ideas, community and educational

3 Nov 2017, 10:08 UTC
Detailed guide: Apply for funding: space ideas, community and educational

Updated: The 2018 space call in Horizon 2020 has been published. Information added to page.Earth Observation (EO)

Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) 10th EO technology call

The CEOI has issued a call on behalf of the UK Space Agency, requesting proposals for the next generation of Earth observation instrumentation. Visit the CEOI website for more information.

Horizon 2020

The 2018 space call in Horizon 2020 has been published. View the topic text and download the call documentation.

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the successor programme to the EU FP7 programme and is the EU’s main instrument for the funding of research and innovation in science, engineering and technology.

H2020 support in the UK

The Agency’s H2020 UK website offers a complete guide to H2020 funding and will help you to identify which funding stream to apply for and explain how to apply. For more support in making applications for H2020 funding, contact the H2020 UK team.

Email: maria.adams@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk

H2020 UK team
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Education and Outreach

Announcement of Opportunity

We are making up to £140K available to organisations that are seeking to run schemes that support the education and outreach aims and objectives of the UK Space Agency’s education programme.

Visit the Announcement of Opportunity page for more information and how to apply.

International Partnership Programme (IPP)

Call for proposals

This is the second call for projects under the UK Space Agency’s International Partnerships Programme. IPP is a £152M multi-year programme which will use the space sectors space knowledge, expertise and capability to provide a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies.
The UK Space Agency will award grants to successful industrial, academic and 3rd sector organisations to run projects addressing real-world problems with international partners in developing countries.

The call:

addresses real world issues in countries on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list
will only accept projects proposals which have a suitable international partner involved in the project
is limited to projects who will provide a level of match-funding

Workshops:

The IPP team will be holding proposal workshops in June and August.
We will be holding Monitoring and Evaluation workshops in July.
Please contact IPP@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk and ask to be added to the ‘Basecamp’ site to be kept up to date with these workshop dates.

For more details see:





IPP call 2: application form

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IPP call 2: annex 2 financial breakdown

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IPP call 2: short study application form

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IPP call 2: application guidance

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IPP call 2: FAQs

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IPP call 2: ODA and M&E FAQ

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IPP call 2: high level monitoring and evaluation guidance

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IPP call 2: monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques

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IPP call 2: template grant agreement

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IPP call 2: score weighting

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Expense policy: International Partnership Programme

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IPP presentations

UK Space Agency presentation
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International Space University: scholarship scheme

The UK Space Agency funds a competitive scholarship scheme to support UK citizens who wish to attend the International Space University’s nine week Space Studies Program and one year MSS Program.

The International Space University (ISU) provides graduate-level training at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world, covering a core curriculum of all disciplines related to space programmes and enterprises: space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management, and space and society.

The Agency is making available a total of £30,000 as scholarships for UK citizens attending the ISU in 2017. These scholarships are to be shared between successful candidates. The ISU may be able to advise on the possibility of further funding, but it is expected that each successful applicant will have to find at least €1000 from their own resources.

Successful applicants will be expected to assist the UK Space Agency by taking part in publicity activities in the UK after completion of their courses.

How to apply for scholarships

Apply for ISU 2017.

Any UK citizen wishing to apply for UK Space Agency support for the Space Studies Program (SSP) or the MSS Program should first apply to the ISU for the program. Applications and further instructions are available on the ISU website. Please indicate on your application to the ISU that you would like to be considered for UK Space Agency funding.

The UK Space Agency will then consider the all applications submitted to ISU by UK citizens for funding. The Agency may request further information and/or interview candidates before awarding a UK Space Agency ISU grant. The level of any grant awarded will be decided by the interview panel including members from UK Space Agency and the Space Education Trust in consultation with ISU. Evidence of external support will be a positive factor in choosing which applicants to fund.

Any money awarded will be paid directly to the ISU on behalf of the successful applicants.

Applications for ISU 2018 will open again in Autumn 2017. To be considered for UK Space Agency funding please apply to the ISU by March 2018.

National Space Technology Programme (NSTP)

The National Space Technology Programme encourages the development of space technology in the UK space sector. The programme offers support by funding industry, academia and other (not for profit) government institutions, who are looking to develop technology and build new capabilities for the UK Space sector.

Our Grants for Exploratory Ideas funding opportunity is now open, visit our NSTP programme page to apply now.

Space Exploration - Aurora and CREST funding

Aurora programme

The UK Space Agency is responsible for the national Aurora programme, previously funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The programme funds both industry and academia in the fields of planetary science, astrobiology, space instrumentation and the development of new technologies to exploit the opportunities of space missions.

This programme consists of the following elements.

Aurora science - national funding is available for science related to the Aurora space exploration programme.

Knowledge transfer - national funding for space to non-space technology development.

Aurora outreach - national funding for outreach opportunities related to the Aurora space exploration programme.

CREST - national funding for Collaborative Research in Exploration Systems and Technology.

Announcement of Opportunities

Aurora Science

Knowledge Transfer

CREST

Space for all - community funding scheme

A key goal in the current UK space strategy is to increase awareness among the general public of the UK’s space programme and of the role that space plays in everyday life. We also believe that space has an important role to play in inspiring and educating the next generation.

Many groups, societies and individuals across the UK share this ambition and can help us explain the importance of space. To this end, the UK Space Agency operates its ‘Space for All’ community sponsorship award scheme. This is a competitive process which offers small grants (up to a maximum of £10,000 for each award) to groups ready to present the UK’s space programme and stimulate the use of space in inspiration and learning.

Projects may be targeted at specific audiences and may include:

delivery of curriculum enrichment activities
delivery of activities to promote careers in the space sector
delivery of activities to engage the public
preparation of plans for long term projects

Applications are judged by a panel led by the Agency and supported by representatives of the UK space community. Judging criteria include the quality and practicality of the proposals, the size of the audience that will be reached, and the extent of alignment with the UK’s civil space strategy. A preference will be given to projects that will reach an audience hitherto unaware of the UK’s space programme and to education projects that support the work of the UK’s space education office, ESERO-UK.

We anticipate the following schedule:

opening of award scheme – 12 September 2016
deadline for proposals to be received – no later than 9am on Wednesday 9 November 2016
decisions communicated to proposers – week commencing 12 December 2016
projects to be completed - 28 February 2018

This call will have a total budget of £40,000 and will be the only call for the financial year 2016/17.





Space for All: application form 2016

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You will receive a notification of your application being accepted within 48 hours of sending. If you do not receive this, we have probably not received your application.

Notes for Guidance : S4A
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Space for All: FAQs 2016
(PDF, 126KB, 2 pages)

Space for All: final report
(MS Word Document, 140KB)

Email: hannah.garrett@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk

Previous grant winners are:



Space for All grant summaries 2014
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Space for All grant summaries 2013
(PDF, 20.6KB, 3 pages)




Space for All grant summaries 2012
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Space for All grant summaries 2011
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Space for All grant summaries 2010
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Space for All grant summaries 2009
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Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP)

Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data.

Call for proposals

We welcome expressions of interest for projects that help the public sector take steps towards making satellite data products and services part of routine operational use. The SSGP ambition is to help the public sector create sustainable operational services from satellite data and products to enable smarter, more efficient operations, reduce risk and enhance policy making.

The call:

is open to any organisation inc public sector, academic and commercial companies
could be used to build a business case, host workshops, reduce risk, demonstrate ideas
could be used to help leverage monies from other sources or be part of a bigger programme
should cover use of one or more of Earth Observation, Satellite Communications, Position, Navigation and Timing by one or more public sector end users

Full details and criteria can be found on the SSGP website.

Statement of interest to outline a new project

The UK Space Agency funds new space science and exploration projects. To begin this process, statements of interest should be sent directly to the UK Space Agency.

The SOI process and peer review of projects

As appropriate, the UK Space Agency Science Programme Advisory Committee (SPAC) and Aurora Advisory Committee (AurAC) will review statements of interest. The UK Space Agency will then provide feedback to applicants on whether or not a full proposal shall be invited. The Science and Technology Facilities Council science committee also provides scientific advice to the Agency.

How to make an application

If you have an ‘ad hoc’ idea, ask the agency first, then complete an SOI and submit it and an advisor from the UK Space Agency will review it.

Before submitting any new proposal, the applicant must liaise with an Agency Space Science or Exploration Programme Manager. The Programme Manager will decide if the applicants are required to submit an SOI and provide advice on the timing of a submission.

Either SPAC or AurAC will consider the SOI and recommend if a full proposal should be invited for consideration by the space agency peer review panel.

Application information





Form: Statement of Interest in future major project

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Assessment criteria: Science Programme Advisory Committee

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