By Hannah Ashford
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Following the conclusion of the Karman Project’s inaugural Fellowship Programme in late 2020, the nonprofit global foundation announced the launch of applications for the second edition of the Programme on Wednesday, January 20th via its LinkedIn page .
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
The deadline to apply for the Fellowship Programme is set for March 20th, 2021 and the foundation welcomes impactful and forward-thinking candidates from space and adjacent industries to apply via their website here .
The 2020 cohort of Karman Fellows consisted of highly respected professionals representing a fine intersection of disciplines and industries, and featured international talents from Africa, Asia, Australia, China, Europe and North America. For 2021, the foundation is looking to attract an equally diverse cohort of Fellows, including entrepreneurs, industry leaders, educators, artists and ecosystem builders who are shaping, leading and changing space and its adjacent industries.
Candidates will be required to make a video submission together with complementary materials, and will be measured in reference to five key criteria, namely:
- Exceptional professional achievement and impact in space or a space-related field.
- Track record of successful cooperations or projects (ideally cross-border or cross-disciplinary).
- Demonstrated strategic thinking in relation to critical global issues that space can contribute to solving and/or challenges that exist within the space sector.
- Motivation to join the Karman Fellowship Programme and the Karman Community (including potential future contribution).
- Complementary potential in relation to other Fellowship candidates (e.g. diverse representation of nationalities, sectors and disciplines among Fellowship cohort).
‘’We’re excited to build on the strong foundations that were established during the Karman Project’s first year and expand the scope of activities and engagements, whilst keeping at the forefront our core objectives to create valuable relationships, impactful outcomes and an environment of trust and joy for each and every Karman Fellow,’’ says Helene Huby, Chair of the Karman Project.
You can read more about the Fellowship Programme’s objectives, activities and selection process on the Fellowship 2021 page of their website here .
About the Karman Project
The Karman Project strengthens trust, fosters independent dialogue and encourages cooperation between global leaders in business, technology, politics, science and the arts who want to positively impact space. The Karman Project is a nonprofit and independent foundation headquartered in Germany.
Director, Fellowship & Community
Karman Fellows 2020:
Christopher Boshuizen - Operating Partner, DCVC (Australia/U.S.A.)
Christopher Richins - Co-Founder & CEO, RBC Signals (U.S.A.)
Fabien Jordan - Founder & CEO, Astrocast (Switzerland)
Feng Yang - Founder & CEO, Spacety (China)
Katherine Bennell - Director of Space Capability and Director of Robotics & Automation, Australian Space Agency (Australia/United Kingdom)
Lynette Tan - Chief Executive, Singapore Space & Technology (Singapore)
Marc Marzenit - Composer & Audio Engineer (Spain)
Prateep Basu - Co-Founder & CEO, SatSure Ltd (India)
Rafal Modrzewski - Co-Founder & CEO, ICEYE (Poland/Finland)
Rogel Mari Sese - Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines (Philippines)
Temidayo Oniosun - Managing Director, Space in Africa (Nigeria)
Thomas Pesquet - Astronaut, European Space Agency (France)
Tom Segert - Founder & CEO, Berlin Space Tech (Germany)
Yoav Landsman - Co-Founder, Moonscape (Israel)
Yohann Leroy - Deputy CEO, Eutelsat (France)