The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce the Fellowship Programme “Drop Tower Experiment Series” aimed at contributing to the promotion of space education and research in microgravity around the world, particularly for the enhancement of relevant capacity-building activities in developing countries.

The fellowship is part of the Access to Space for All Initiative under the United Nations Programme on Space Applications and in close cooperation with the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Space Administration.


Important Instructions

The DropTES Fellowship Programme is open to research teams from research institutes, universities, and other public organizations that are located in Member States of the United Nations. Each team should consist of up to four Bachelor, Master and/or PhD students who must be endorsed by their academic supervisor (team leader).

The proposed experiment must be an integral part of the students’ syllabuses, that is, part of a Bachelor thesis, a Master thesis, a PhD thesis, or another form of research project associated with the applicants’ studies at their respective universities. The final approved number of team members will participate in the experiment series on site at the Bremen Drop Tower

Completed application documents of the letter of endorsement from the head of the entity and the  must be submitted to the DropTES Mission Application  must be submitted to UNOOSA by email to the following address: unoosa-access-to-space@un.org.

Deadline for submission is 30 June 2021 23:59 CET. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by July 2021. View full details of the fellowship here.