Sunday, 25 February 2007


Enterprise Ireland offers support (approx €1,500) to a number of successful Irish candidates to attend the Alpbach summer school. I would be grateful if you would circulate this to science and engineering researchers. An outline is given below and further details are on the summer school website.

Rita Ward, COST National Co-ordinator, FP7 International Co-operation Activities - Delegate and NCP, Enterprise Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Tel: +353-1-8082767, Fax: +353-1-8370178, E-mail:, website:

Space Education Summer School, Alpbach, Austria, 17-26 July 2007

“Astrobiology:- Life Detection in and from Space

As in previous years the Austrian Space Agency, now incorporated into the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), is running a ten-day Summer School on a leading-edge Space Science topic from 17th to 26th July 2007. The event will be held at Alpbach (Tyrol, Austria), and this year’s topic is “Astrobiology:- Life Detection in and from Space”.

The objection of the Alpbach Summer School is to provide young science and engineering graduates, whether postgraduate students or already in the workplace, with an opportunity to advance their education in the field of space science and space technology.

Candidates should apply directly to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in order to be considered for the course, and applications need to reach FFG before March 31st 2007. Applicants should already hold a primary degree or equivalent in science or engineering.

This Austrian Summer School endeavours to limit the number of participants to 60, from across the full range of European countries. Details can be found on the website: Enterprise Ireland funding (approx 1,500 euro) – to cover course fees, travel, accommodation etc – will be available for a number of successful Irish candidates. Once notified by FFG, such candidates should make contact with Enterprise Ireland to discuss financial support.

Contact Rita Ward, Enterprise Ireland: Tel: 01-4920706; E-mail:

Enterprise Ireland, Tel: +353 (0) 1 8082000, Web:

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