Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency

We are pleased to announce our STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) programme will be returning in 2024 !

The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme is brought to you by Northrop Grumman, with the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, and in partnership with the RAF Museum.  It is being delivered by the Museum, Royal Air Force Cosford and TA Education.

If you would like to register your interest for this programme please sign up here. By registering your interest, we will keep you update to date with organisations and notify you when applications open.

STAAR will run between Monday 22 – Friday 26 July 2024 and Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2024.

STAAR is designed for Year 9 (Scottish S3) students who demonstrate an interest or aptitude for one or more STEM subjects. 


The STAAR programme is open to Year 9 students. The application process will open in early 2024.

New for 2024, to apply to be part of STAAR, you will be required to submit a personal statement stating your interest in the programme.

For further information about the application, including the opening date, keep your eyes peeled here or register your interest here.


This is an immersive, fully-funded, hands-on residential camp, like no other. Successful students stay with chaperones on base at RAF Cosford. Each day of the course is delivered at the RAF Museum Midlands or on base at RAF Cosford by RAF Museum STEM Ambassadors, industry experts from Northrop Grumman, TA Education professionals and RAF STEM personnel.

The programme is funded by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and all places on the STAAR programme are provided free to the selected students. Residentials are held between:

• Monday 22 - Friday 26 July 2024
• Monday 29 - Friday 2 August 2024

There are 18 spaces available for each week of the residential - with 36 spaces available overall.

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