Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance

The Arsenault Fellowships, which are supported by the Erin J. C. Arsenault Trust, are intended for graduate students engaged in research on the pursuit of peace and security in outer space through law, policy and global governance.

Value: up to $20,000 for Master of Laws (LL.M.) students and $30,000 per year for Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) students at the Institute of Air and Space Law, at McGill's Faculty of Law. DCL fellowships are renewable annually on the basis of outstanding performance during the preceding year.

To qualify for these fellowships and other scholarships, apply for admission to the McGill Law's master's and doctoral programs offered within the Institute of Air and Space Law and concurrently apply for an Erin J. C. Arsenault Fellowship. See the detailed application procedure on the Law Admissions website.

Applicants must hold a postgraduate doctoral degree in law obtained within the last five years. The ideal candidate must have a solid track record of original research, a high level of proficiency in English and must propose a research project that substantively interacts with the IASL's Space Law research agenda. Value: $50,000. Find out how to apply for a postdoc at McGill Law.

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Our Arsenault Fellow Students:View of the Earth from space


Roy Balleste (USA), 2016
Branislav Turcina (Slovak Republic), 2016
Iseoluwa Akintunde (Nigeria), 2015
Bayar Goswami (India), 2015
Maria Manoli (Greece), 2014
Upasana Dasgupta (India) 2012
Andrea Harrington (USA), 2012
Joyeeta Chatterjee (India) 2011
Timiebi Aganaba (UK/Nigeria), 2010
Isavella Vasilogeorgi (Greece) 2010
Ondrej Fabrici (Slovak Republic), 2009


Maria Manoli (Greece), 2016
Upsana Dasgupta (India), 2016
Eytan Tepper (Israel), 2015, 2016
Andrea Harrington (USA), 2013, 2014
Timiebi Aganaba (UK/Nigeria), 2013, 2014
Diane Howard (USA) 2009, 2010, 2011
Isavella Vasilogeorgi (Greece) 2012, 2013

Postdoctoral fellows

Cassandra Steer (Australia, Netherlands), 2015
Jinyuan Su (China), 2014
Diego Zannoni (Italy), 2012
Ciaxia Yang (China), 2012
Catherine Doldirina (Georgia), 2011
Yaw Nyampong (Canada/Ghana), 2011

Why Study Space Law at McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL)?

  • Established in 1951, the IASL is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in the world in the field of Space Law;
  • McGill University and its Faculty of Law are among the most highly ranked educational institutions in the world;
  • The IASL offers the most advanced and comprehensive graduate Space Law program in the world;
  • The IASL offers the largest number of fellowships, and some of the most generous fellowships, for the study of Space Law at the Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral levels;
  • The IASL Space Law courses are taught by the world’s most accomplished scholars in the field, mostly with Doctoral degrees in law and extensive practical experience;
  • The IASL faculty members teaching Space Law have been consulted by the United Nations, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Would Economic Forum, International Telecommunication Union, numerous governmental ministries, national courts, and space agencies as well as private companies;
  • The IASL has the most dynamic, extensive and generously funded research and outreach program in the field of Space Law in the world;
  • IASL students have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in our extensive research and outreach activities;
  • IASL students are encouraged, guided and often financially supported for the presentation of their research papers at various conferences around the world;
  • The degrees granted by McGill University carry the highest academic credibility and are duly recognized throughout in the world;
  • For more than a quarter century, the US Air Force has been sending its best and the brightest officers to study Space Law at the IASL;
  • The graduates of the IASL with Space Law education held/hold prominent executive positions in various institutions, such as the United Nations, the US White House, Smithsonian Institution, INTELSAT, NOAA, CSA, ESA, JAXA, USAF, Canadian Air Force, Australian Air Force, French Air Force, European Commission, the world’s leading law and insurance firms, private commercial enterprises, and manufacturers;
  • With graduates from over 120 countries and a closely-knit alumni association, the IASL students have real-time access to an extensive global network of Air and Space Law professionals. This in turn creates vast opportunities for job placement and internships throughout over the world.