Student Opportunities

The Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) is an International Non-Profit Association, with the aim to develop a framework within which the major Aerospace Societies in Europe can work together.

As part of this framework, CEAS has begun working on listing student challenges around Europe. In due time, one can find the student challenges on this page.

Royal Aeronautical Society Opportunities

RAeS Young Persons Awards
The Royal Aeronautical Society recognises achievements of young people, both individuals and teams. You do not have to be a member of the RAeS to nominate or be nominated for an award and we encourage submissions from both general aerospace industry professionals as well as those working or interested in specialist fields such as helicopters. Visit for more information and how to nominate a team or individual for an award.

IF FLIES – Annual Aircraft Design and Handling Competition
Merlin flight simulation group organise an annual, unique aircraft design and handling competition, supported by the RAeS Flight Simulation Group. Entries are invited from university students either as teams or individuals. The competition is held in June each year at different locations. Visit for more information and how to apply.

Centennial Scholarship Fund
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Centennial Scholarship Fund was set up in 2003 to provide funding support to university students, early career researchers, youth programmes and projects relation to STEM, aerospace and aviation. To date £590,000 has been distributed and the deadline for 2015 funding applications is 31 May 2015. Visit for more information and how to apply.

Aerospace Speakers Travel Grant
Have you been invited to present a paper on your aerospace-related research at an international conference but lack the funds to do so? Find out how the Royal Aeronautical Society may be able to assist you. The Aerospace Speakers’ Travel Grants (AeSTG) are focussed on, but not exclusive to, young people at the beginning of their aerospace-related careers planning to present a paper on their research to an audience of their peers at a conference. Visit for more information and how to apply.