Space Research Fund 2023 Call is Open!

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving applications for the Space Research Fund 2023.  Application deadline is 29th of May 11.59pm

The Space Research Fund continues to provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the downstream Satellite Earth Observation (EO) sector, specifically projects that deal with the processing and exploitation of data collected through EO satellites. The call is open to all Maltese legal entities under three funding modalities (De Minmis ; GBER ; State Aid n/a).

An applicant or each partner within a consortium is to opt for one funding modality, making use of the respective rules and application template accessed below. A proposal can apply for a grant of up to €150,000 in order to carry out their research projects during a period of 20 months across two stages.

Funded projects under this Call must start between August and September of 2023.

Information Sessions about the Call:

MCST together with ESA will deliver an information session about the Call. The session will be held at MCST:

26th April, between 9:00 and 11:00 hrs.

The information session materials can be found in the tabs below. You may request a copy of the recording by sending an email to

You may also book a one-to-one session with an ESA representative to discuss your proposal. You will be able to meet them in person on the 26th April after the info session from 1.30pm onwards, and on the 27th of April. Please book an appointment in advance by sending an email to  

Malta Council for Science and Technology
Call Deadline: 
It-Tnejn, May 29, 2023
Further Information:
External Link