FISITA 2018 Travelling Fellowship

FISITA (The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies) is progressing their plans for FISITA 2018 in Chennai, India, 2-5 October and are looking forward to another fantastic event bringing together students, academic and mobility experts from around the world.

FISITA is working with SAEINDIA to develop the Travelling Fellowship programme; this is a unique programme providing student engineers under the age of 35 the opportunity to experience first-hand the global automotive industry and to interact with fellow students and engineers from around the world. Students will be taken on a number of technical tours to various automotive industry and cultural sites in Chennai and the surrounding region, followed by participation in the Student / Main Congress. Travelling Fellows will take part in the activity‐packed programme starting a week before FISITA 2018.

As in previous years SAE-Australasia has reserved some budget to support one of our student members to travel to Chennai to take part in this fantastic opportunity. The SAE-A will fund the flight and accommodation cost for one student and SAEINDIA will cover the costs of the tours and food.

Please refer to the Travelling Fellowship application form and student activities brochure for this fantastic opportunity.

Deadline for Travelling Fellowship application:
1 May, 2018 

Islands of Excellence

I would like to draw your attention to a further competition that FISITA has going, for universities and educational institutions to showcase their exciting, ground‐breaking and unique automotive‐related engineering projects with the The Islands of ExcellenceThis competition provides an opportunity for universities and research institutes world‐wide to showcase their new and innovative projects as a part of the exhibition of the FISITA 2018 Congress. This is an excellent opportunity for universities to display their automotive‐related engineering projects and capabilities as well as foster new and existing international relationships with industry and academia. For student teams it is the perfect place to display their Research/Project work, share knowledge and start networking and building contacts for a future career in the automotive industry.

To apply for the Islands of Excellence please visit (and download the application form)

Deadline for Application Submission: 28th February 2018 

If you have any questions, please contact either Rose De Amicis or Ms Hayley Miller

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