Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., International Aerospace Medicine Scholarship

After the UKSBA conference in Aberdeen, it was great news that NASA's Jeff Davis set up an international scholarship for students around the world to be able to attend the AsMA conference.  We have just heard that this scholarship is running again this year. 

The scholarship awards $500.00 to an international student. International students can use the scholarship to attend an appropriate aerospace medicine confernce or to attend the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting.

At the 2013 AsMA conference, two UKSBA members were awarded similar scholarships, so they are something well worth trying for if you are hoping to attend AsMA!

Get more info here:



Job Opportunities at QinetiQ

QinetiQ are looking to recruit graduates into the company across a
range of disciplines, including a physiologist into our Human Sciences
group.  The job adverts (and application system) can be found on the



Drop your thesis

Want to test you experiment in microgravity? ESA just announced a new edition of the Drop Your Thesis! programme, for students to carry out a microgravity experiment, at the ZARM Drop Tower Facility in Bremen (Germany), providing experiments with up to 9.3 seconds of microgravity.

Deadline for experiment proposals is January 19, 2014. More info: http://www.esa.int/Education/About_Drop_Your_Thesis


The Drop Your Thesis! programme gives university students, from Bachelor’s to PhD level, the opportunity to perform scientific or technological research in microgravity conditions. The gravity levels that are obtained in ZARM Drop tower experiments are as low as 10-6 g and last for about 5 to 10 seconds. This is the same level that is attained for experiments on the International Space Station, and is enough for a multitude of scientific research opportunities.



UKSBA November Conference News

Are you attending or thinking of attending this years UKSBA conference at the National Space Centre 9-10th November?

All conference delegates are now invited to a special showing of the latest Red Bull Stratos feature film of Felix Baumgartners space jump.  This film will tell the behind the scenes story of the jump from concept ideas through to completion.  It will also touch on some of the biomedical challenges in working with humans at the edge of space.  The film is showing on the saturday evening at the conference, then the following morning delegates can hear Dr Jon Clark, Felix's flight surgeon, discussing in detail the medial challenges involed in the jump.

There is only one month left to the conference now, so please buy tickets soon! 


More info and buy tickets here: http://www.uksbaconference.co.uk/


5th Space for All funding scheme reminder

This is just a reminder that the 5th Space for All funding scheme will close a month tomorrow at 9.00 on Monday 28 October.
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 £5,000 for each award) to groups ready to present the UK's space programme and stimulate the use of space in inspiration and learning.
More information, including application forms can be found on the following link: http://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency/funding/space-for-all