Karman Fellowship

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The Karman Fellowship Programme is a one-year leadership programme designed to foster trust, independent dialogue and cooperation between 15 selected Karman Fellows who are below the age of 45 and have achieved outstanding accomplishments in space. Over the course of the Programme, Fellows strengthen personal relations, meet with global leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the arts, and take personal commitments to further advance space-related agendas for the betterment of humanity.
Karman Fellows are entrepreneurs, industry leaders, educators, artists and ecosystem builders - and as such, the Programme is designed to respect their busy schedules.

Key Objectives

The activities of the Fellowship Programme are designed to facilitate personal engagement, trust-building, inspiration and most importantly, impact. We connect the Karman Fellows with leaders, trailblazers and industry experts - leveraging the varied learnings and experiences of our professionally, culturally, discipline-rich community for ongoing personal and professional development. 

We aim to:

Key Activities & Dates

Fellows participating in the Programme will engage in regular activities (conducted under Chatham House Rules), such as:

Given the global nature of our community the majority of events are conducted online, except for Karman Week (including the Gala Dinner), which changes location each year.


Our Selection Board consists of highly respected and successful professionals who represent a fine intersection of disciplines, industries and cultures. In the course of curating the group of 15 Karman Fellows, our Selection Board discusses each short-listed candidate in reference to five Selection Criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the Karman Fellowship Programme, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 Selection Criteria


Application Process

Applications open in January each calendar year and remain open for a period of two months. Candidates are then shortlisted for presentation to the Karman Selection Board, which generally convenes in April. The new cohort of Fellows are welcomed onboard shortly thereafter and the Fellowship may commence! 

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