Zero-Gravity Instrument Project (ZGIP) 3rd Cycle

All the cycles have been closed. We are looking forward to receiving your reports!

Project Details and Application Documents Clinostat Instrument

One cycle of the Project is scheduled for three years, starting from the announcement of opportunity to the submission of the final activity report.

Each successful applicant receives one (1) unit of the clinostat. The experiment phase lasts for approximately two years. During this period, institutions will use the clinostats to conduct experiments on the proposed projects.

The selected applicant will be required to provide annual reports to the Office for Outer Space Affairs on the activities with the clinostat.

Applications for the 3rd Cycle of the Project (2015-2017) will be accepted until 30 April 2015. Announcement of Opportunity including the project details, timelines and terms of participation, as well as the Application Form can be downloaded from the following links:

Application Requirements for the 3rd Cycle of the Project

The project expects participation from nationals of developing countries or countries with economies in transition. Heads of research groups, university professors with scientific orientation, or science teachers are the expected profiles of the applicants. Moreover, applicants are required to act as leaders of the proposed activities under the Project in their institutions, and are expected to provide their ideas on how they plan to utilize the distributed clinostat.

Within the limited availability of clinostats, participation of research teams from space-faring countries is also welcome to take part in this project. The project is intended to create a global scientific and educational network by sharing experiences and experimental results in different geographic regions.

Application to the Project:

The fully completed application form, properly endorsed by the applicant's institution, should be emailed to both in PDF format (.pdf) containing the signature page, and in MS WORD (.doc), no later than 30 April 2015.

The applicant should also mail the fully completed original application form to the following address:

Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, Vienna International Centre, P.O. BOX 500, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA


  • Zero-Gravity Instrument Project (ZGIP) - Human Space Technology Initiative

4 Feb 2014, A/AC.105/C.1/2014/CRP.20

Reference for researchers:

Call for Financial and Scientific Support:

The implementation of the Project relies on in-cash and in-kind contributions from Member States. The Office for Outer Space Affairs is looking for donor countries and research institutes that are interested in providing in-cash/in-kind contributions and/or scientific and educational support to ZGIP. Those interested donor countries/institutes are invited to contact the Office for Outer Space Affairs.

The Office welcomes support, comments and suggestions on the implementation of the Project. The Office also welcomes expressions of interest for cooperation on activities related to capacity-building in human space technology and microgravity research.

For any questions about the project, please contact

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