NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP)

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Publish Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announces the second annual call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP), to begin in the Fall of 2019.

The NHFP supports promising postdoctoral scientists performing independent research that contributes to NASA Astrophysics (see for more information). The research may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental. If your application is successful 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, 2016 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.

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 5 granted to a single host institution in any 3 year period (where the cumulative count begins with 2018 fellows).

The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and application instructions, is available at the website: . The application submission page will be open today until November 1, 2018.

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 protected].

Important dates:

Applications are due Thursday, November 1, 2018 (7 PM EDT, 4 PM PDT, 23:00 UTC)

Letters of reference are due by Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Offers will be made in early February 2019 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2019.

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.

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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