DropTES (Drop Tower Experiment Series): Fellowship Programme

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Research Awards
Study in:Austria
Deadline: 31 January 2018

The Drop Tower Experiment Series is a fellowship programme of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in which students can learn and study microgravity science by performing experiments in a drop tower.

Location: The Bremen Drop Tower in Germany is a ground-based laboratory with a drop tube of a height of 146 meters, which can enable short microgravity experiments to be performed in various scientific fields.

Study areas:

  • Fluid Physics
  • Combustion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Material Science
  • Biotechnology

Duration: February 2018 – February 2019

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Programme is open to research teams from entities that are Member States of the UN.
  • Teams must consist of up to 4 Bachelor, Master and/or PhD students who must be recommended by an academic supervisor.
  • It is further required that the proposed experiment be an integral part of the students’ syllabuses, that is, part of a Bachelor thesis, a Master thesis, a PhD thesis, or another form of research project associated with the applicants’ studies at the respective university.


  • Completed application form, properly recommended by the applicant’s institution, to be emailed to hsti-droptes@unoosa.org both in PDF format containing the signature page, and in MS WORD (size limit of up to 10 MB is allowed).
  • The applicants should also mail the fully completed original application form to the following address: Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, Vienna International Centre, P.O. BOX 500, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA.

Financial Support:

  • The selected research team will be offered financial support exclusively for travel purposes.
  • This may include the provision of a round-trip air ticket between the participants’ international airport of departure and Bremen, Germany.
  • En-route expenses or any changes made to the air ticket must be the responsibility of the participants.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Fellowship Level Research awards
Country Austria
Subject areas Fluid Physics, Combustion, Thermodynamics, Material Science, Biotechnology
Fellowship amount Travel expense
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 January 2018

Applications open for Fifth Cycle!!!

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