United Nations Human Space Technology Initiative: Zero-Gravity Instrument Project

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UN human space technology initiativeNew Delhi: The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has announced the opportunity for the Zero-Gravity Instrument Project (ZGIP) as part of the Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) under framework of the United Nations Programme on Space Application for the year 2015.

The duration of the project is of two years scheduled to begin from September 1, 2015.

The project is aimed at contributing to promoting space education and research under microgravity conditions, particularly for enhancing capacity-building activities in developing countries and motivating research institutions to invest in activities in space and microgravity research as well as fostering a global network of participating institutions in this field.

The applying organizations are expected to select those nominees who are heads of research groups or university professors with scientific orientation or science teachers at schools having good command of spoken and written English. Applicants are required to provide ideas clearly showing the purpose of the project, which has to be in the area of Microgravity research in order to increase knowledge in certain fields, or to provide science education to students at school.

The details of the program can be accessed at http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/hsti/zgip.html. Further information may be obtained at email: hsti-zgip@unoosa.org.