NASA Hubble Fellowship Program

NASA Hubble Fellowship Program

Award Amount: Varies

Number of Awards:  Not known

Deadline:November 2, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT (4:00 PM PDT 23:00 UTC)

Winner Announcement:  Not known

Brief Description:

The Space Telescope Science Institute in collaboration with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) is pleased to announce the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) on behalf of NASA, at the California Institute of Technology and the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned their doctoral degrees on or after January 1, 2015, in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. The NHFP program provides an opportunity for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics.

Host Institution:

Founded in 1982, the Space Telescope Science Institute has helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope. Since its launch in 1990, they have performed the science operations for Hubble.  They are the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.


  • Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline. The date of the Ph.D. award should be on or after January 1, 2015.
  • Applicants with earlier Ph.D. award dates may be eligible in exceptional cases
  • Graduate-student awardees who have not yet received their doctoral degree at the time of application must present evidence of having completed all requirements for the degree before commencing their fellowships.
  • Eligibility may extend to those who received their Ph.D. as early as January 1, 2014, if professional work was necessarily delayed by personal or family considerations.
  • 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, veteran status, disability, or national origin.
  • Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Your CV or list of major publications
  • Your three referees
  • Summary of previous and current research
  • Research proposal
  • Upload cover sheet file

Award Description:

  • The initial annual stipend for an NHFP Fellow is comparable to that of other prize fellowships and is subject to annual review and adjustment.
  • In addition, the NHFP Fellow will receive support for health insurance, relocation costs, travel, computing services, publications, and other direct research costs.
  • No additional stipend, salary, or other remuneration may be accepted from any other appointment (such as teaching), fellowship, or similar grant during the period of the fellowship.
  • Additional honorary named appointments intended to be linked with the title of “Hubble Fellow,” “Sagan Fellow,” or “Einstein Fellow” are similarly not allowed.
  • While the salary of the fellows is determined by the NHFP, benefits such as retirement, family leave, etc., depending on the rules of the host institution and whether the fellow is considered an employee or independent (stipendiary) fellow by the host institution.

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