The NHFP supports postdoctoral scientists performing independent research that contributes to NASA Astrophysics (see https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/ for more information). The research may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental. If your application is successful and you accept our offer, you will become an Einstein, Hubble or Sagan fellow depending on the area of your research. We are continuing the legacy of those three earlier programs in this way, and through joint management of the program by STScI, in collaboration with the Chandra X-ray Center and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.
The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned (or will have earned) their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2018 in astronomy, physics or related disciplines. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three years: an initial one-year appointment, and two annual renewals contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of NASA funds. Eligibility may extend to those who received their PhD as early as January 1, 2017, if professional work was necessarily delayed by personal or family considerations. Extended eligibility must be justified in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance of the application deadline.
We anticipate offering up to 24 NHFP Fellowships this year. The Fellowships are tenable at a U.S. host institution of the fellow's choice, subject to a maximum of two new fellows per host institution per year, and no more than five fellows at any single host institution, except for short periods of overlap.
The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and application instructions, is available at the website: http://nhfp.stsci.edu. The application submission page will be open from September 8 until November 5, 2020.
Applicants should follow the instructions given in the Announcement and also examine the Frequently Asked Questions. Please send any further inquiries about the NHFP to email@example.com.
Applications are due Thursday, November 5, 2020 (7 PM EST, 4 PM PST, 24:00 UTC)
Letters of reference are due Thursday, November 12, 2020 (Note: the applications are due one week before the letters)
Offers will be made in early February 2021 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2021.
NHFP Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or national origin. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.