2010 IAF Youth Grant Programme

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) was very pleased to announce the recipients of the IAC 2010 Youth Grant Programme. These ten students and young professionals were selected from over 70 well-qualified applicants in 31 countries.

The Student recipients were:

  • Ahmad Hilmi Abu Kassim from Malaysia
  • Mary D’Souza from Australia
  • Dymtro Faizullin from Ukraine
  • Ahmad Shah Hakimyar from Afghanistan

The Young Professional recipients were:

  • Taslim Alade from Nigeria
  • Tri Dinh Quoc from Vietnam
  • Funmilayo Erinfolami from Nigeria
  • Guzel Kamaletdinova from Russia
  • Lulekwa Makapela from South Africa
  • Etim Offiong from Nigeria

2010 Youth Grant Recipients

The grant recipients received funding from the IAF to attend the IAC in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2010, and participate in a number of events. They may presented one or more papers in Congress technical sessions and/or participatde in a Plenary event.

They also participated in the activities of the IAC Student Programme organised by the International Space Education Board and the IAF Young Professional Programme which were conducted during the Congress. They met with IAF-assigned mentors and student/young professional advisors and were given special recognition during the Congress.

In addition, they had the opportunity to participate in the Space Generation Congress and the 2010 UN/IAF Workshop held just before the Congress. Following the Congress, the grant recipients reported on the activities they undertook upon their return home to build on the experiences they gained during the Congress and to share what they have learned.