1 November 2017
In preparation for the year 2018, the SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability project group is accepting proposals for new projects.
Proposal Submission Deadline: 25 November 2017
Frequently Asked Questions About SSS Proposals
1. What project ideas can I submit?
SSS runs technical, policy and outreach projects focusing on the following topics:
Space situational awareness
Take a look at our webpage at spacegeneration.org/sss for a list of past and current projects.
2. What are you looking for in a proposal?
A proposal should be a 2-4 page document including the following information:
- Project description
- Project scope
- Aims and objectives
- Background information and methodology
- Timeline and milestones
- List of deliverables (publications, presentations, policy output, events, etc)
- Estimated number of team members needed/roles (please also include specific SSS members you would like on your team if you know them)
Most SSS projects run for about 1-year, so please take this into account in your proposals. Remember, all SSS members are volunteers, and as a result, the amount of time they can devote to the projects is limited. SSS projects are not meant to be a PhD project and should be scoped in a realistic manner with achievable goals. Typical deliverables include short reports or scholarly/conference publications.
To get an idea of timelines, project scopes and deliverables of previous SSS project, please check our webpage at spacegeneration.org/sss.
3. Who will lead the project I am proposing?
SSS projects are led by a team lead who reports to the Project Group Co-leads. You can opt to be the team lead of the project you are proposing yourself, if you are under 35 years of age. If you do not wish to do so (or wish to have a supervisory role), then a member of the SSS project group will be assigned to coordinate the project. This member will be selected based on your feedback and suggestions.
4. Who will work on the project?
Accepted projects will be presented to SSS members who will rank their choices of projects. Based on this ranking, and backgrounds of our members, teams will be formed from the members of the SSS project group. As mentioned above, you may choose to lead the project or have other SSS members do so.
You can also suggest who should work on the project in your proposal, either by including a profile of people you are looking for or by mentioning specific SSS members that you have worked with.
5. I am not an SSS member. Can I send my proposal?
Of course! We are always open to new members and collaborators.
6. You have a project similar to the one I want to propose. Should I submit the proposal?
Please submit your proposal. All current SSS projects also need to submit proposals for continuation next year and might be discontinued if a successful proposal is not received. In case your proposal is similar to another project, we might suggest that you merge the two projects into one.
7. Who will review the proposals?
The proposals will be reviewed by the SSS project group co-leads and members of the SSS advisory board. You will hear back regarding the outcome of you proposal before the end of the year.
8. I do not have a project idea but I am interested in SGAC SSS. How can I join?
Please check our webpage at spacegeneration.org/sss for more information on joining SSS and our current projects.
9. I have a questions that was not answered here. What should I do?
Please reach out to the SSS co-leads through email. Their emails are provided at the top of this notice.