European Low Gravity Research Association


The European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) is a non-profit international society devoted to the promotion of scientific research under various gravity conditions in Europe. The organization, established in 1979, provides a networking platform for all scientists interested in life and physical sciences and technology in space or on ground. ELGRA aims at representing and strengthening the scientific community of gravity-related research and helping young scientists and engineers get involved in low- and hyper-gravity research through educational programs.

The members and the addressees of ELGRA are:

  • Scientists at universities working in µg
  • Scientists of non-educational research organizations working in µg
  • Space science managers at national and international agencies (e. g. ESA, CNES, DLR)
  • Flight opportunities and operations managers and engineers (e. g. ESA, NASA)
  • Upcoming payload providers (e. g. Space X)
  • Engineers and business developers of Space Industries (big and small ones)


Students_during_training_week_mediumUniversity students who are studying science or engineering are invited to apply for places at the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School which will be held from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July 2016.

The objective of the summer school is to promote gravity-related research amongst future scientists and engineers and attract them to its multiple research opportunities available in the space sector.
This Gravity-Related Research Summer School is a joint venture between ESA and ELGRA (European Low Gravity Research Association) and is part of the new ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Programme. It is open to a maximum of 22 Bachelor and Master students.
The course will be taught at the new ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre located at ESA’s Redu Centre in Belgium.
The deadline for application is 2 May 2016 at 23:59pm CET.



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