NASA Postdoctoral Program - Application Deadline July 1, 2018

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
NASA / Universities Space Research Assocaition
Multiple Locations
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.

This announcement reflects recent increases to the NPP annual base stipend and the annual travel allowance provided to fellows.

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Engage in NASA research in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, space bioscience, and astrobiology.


UPDATED! Annual stipends start at $60,000, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields

UPDATED! Annual travel budget of $10,000

Relocation allowance

Financial supplement for health insurance purchased through the program

Appointments renewable for up to three years

Approximately 90 Fellowships awarded annually

Available Fields of Study:

Aeronautics, Aeronautical or Other Engineering



Biological Sciences


Earth Science

Heliophysics Science


Planetary Science

Technology Development

Available NASA Centers:

Ames Research Center

Armstrong Flight Research Center

Glenn Research Center

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Goddard Space Flight Center

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Johnson Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

Langley Research Center

Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA Astrobiology Program


Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

Stennis Space Center

Wallops Flight Facility

NOTE: Not all centers participate in every application round... please refer to the website for current opportunity locations


US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents and foreign nationals eligible for a J-1 visa as a Research Scholar

Recent and Senior-Level PhD recipients

Application Deadlines:

Three each year - March 1, July 1, and November 1

To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, please visit:

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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