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
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
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
Three each year - March 1, July 1, and November 1
To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, please visit: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/