On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute is pleased to announce the first annual call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP), to begin in the Fall of 2018.
The NHFP supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists for independent research that may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental, and in any area of NASA Astrophysics (see https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/ for more information). After selection, and according to the area of their research, successful applicants will be named either Einstein, Hubble or Sagan fellows, thus preserving the legacy of those programs.
The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned (or will have earned) their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2015 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 fellows this year. The Fellowships are tenable at a U.S. host institution of the fellows' 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 web site: http://nhfp.stsci.edu
Applicants should follow the instructions given in the Announcement. Inquiries about the NHFP may be directed firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, November 2, 2017. Letters of reference are due by Thursday, November 9, 2017. Offers will be made in early February 2018 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2018.
NHFP Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations. Qualified 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.