ISU2022

With a view of strengthening space and education and capacity building activities, Portugal Space wishes to act as a promoter of a wide range of opportunities associated with education and capacity building.

One such opportunity is the hosting of the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Programme in Portugal in 2022 (The proposal should be valid for 2 years – 2022 and 2023).

To this end, Portugal Space is raising awareness and looking for an entity or group of entities (university, research institution and/or industry or other stakeholders of the innovation and space ecosystem in Portugal that directly can contribute to this initiative) that is interested in hosting the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Programme in Portugal in 2022 and can master the effort of putting forward a proposal that will be attractive and secure the winning position in the selection process that will be conducted by the International Space University later this year.

The Space Studies Programme (SSP) is an intensive 9 weeks professional development program providing graduate students and professionals alike with a unique educational experience on the world’s space activities, designed by the International Space University (ISU).

The SSP should be organised during summer in the period between 1 June and 10 September.
The document linked below is the Call for Interest (CFI) and outlines the main tasks that are expected to be conducted to host the SSP in Portugal.
Portugal Space will evaluate the expressions of interested submitted and will select and edorse the entity or group of entities which will finally prepare the full proposal to be submitted to ISU by the 31st of October 2019. Together with the selected entity or group of entities, Portugal Space will establish a Local Organising Committee that will liaise with ISU during the bidding process.

Responses to this CFI should be in English only and the prices in EUR.

Final proposal by interested entities should be submitted to ideas@ptspace.pt. The Email subject line shall have the keyword [SSPP2022 proposal] and should include the proposal as well as the two excel sheets that can also be found below.

To find out more about the SSP, check out the current SSP19 here.

The timeline is as follows:
July 2019 (TBC) Workshop for the presentation of this Call for Interest – date to be fixed
16 August 2019 Deadline for submission of responses to this Call for Interest
26 August 2019 Final selection of entity or group of entities
1 September 2019 Deadline for submission of a Letter of Interest to the International Space University
10 September 2019 Establishing of the Local Organising Committee between Portugal Space and the selected entity/ies.
31 October 2019 Deadline for submission of full proposal to the International Space University