ESA Co-funded PhDs - Space Science Faculty
ESA co-funded Phd studentships
via the Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP): ideas.esa.int
The ESA Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP) promotes new ideas for space technology and applications. The "ESA co-funding of PhD studentships" channel within the OSIP framework is relevant for Faculty members. It replaced the former PhD-funding opportunity available via the Networking/Partnering Initiative (NPI).
Anyone can submit a funding application in OSIP, which comprises a two step process:
- In the first step, a novel research idea is submitted on ideas.esa.int. On the website, go to the Open Discovery Ideas Channel and submit your idea. This requires a login in which ESA staff members can use their ESAAD account, while external submissions will need to register on the site.
- Successful proposers of ideas are then invited to provide a detailed proposal, including the commitment of the co-funding by the partner organisation. ESA co-funding is 50 % of the cost maximum and capped at 30000 Euros/year.
SCI-S may also consider funding strong proposals from internal applicants even if they are not successful on OSIP. Therefore Faculty members are strongly encouraged to inform the chair/sentinel of their Faculty about their proposal.