Published on May 31, 2021

IAF Abstract Mentor Programme

Inspiring Minds, Changing Futures

The IAF Abstract Mentor Programme was introduced in 2018 with the objective of helping young or less experienced researchers improve their abstracts ahead of submission, to increase the chance of their work being accepted for presentation at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Over the years, the AMP has proven to increase the motivation of early career researchers, as well as the number of abstract submissions received from resource-limited countries.

The IAF Abstract Mentor Programme is a wonderful opportunity for Mentees to obtain critical input from space experts on their draft abstracts. The feedback ensures that the abstracts are scientifically sound, thus giving proposals a higher chance of being accepted for oral or interactive presentation. Every mentor has the potential to instigate surprising change; mentors can support mentees figure out the best path forward, gaining new perspectives and fresh ideas. Mentoring relationship also offers a unique insight into generational differences.

We would like to thank our dedicated mentors who generously gave of their time and shared their expertise, by providing feedback on more than 350 abstracts since the launch of the programme.

IAF Mentoring Success Stories

IAF AMP Programme