The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) provides an opportunity for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics.
The research will be carried out at United States host institutions chosen by each fellow, subject to a limitation on the numbers of fellows that can be hosted by any one institution at any given time.
The NHFP provides salary support for up to three years plus benefits, and an additional allowance for travel and other research costs. Contingent upon NASA funding, 24 new fellowships will be awarded for 2018.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
- September 1, 2017: Announcement of Opportunity issued
- September 1, 2017: Application website open
- November 2, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT (4:00 PM PDT 23:00 UTC): Applications due
- November 9, 2017: Letters of reference due
- By early February 2018: Award offers made
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 (see below).
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. Such extended eligibility must be justified by emailing email@example.com, at least 2 weeks in advance of the application deadline.
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.
Duration of Fellowship:
Contingent upon the availability of funding, NHFP Fellowships are awarded through grants to host institutions for up to a three-year period. Funding will be provided initially for the first year of the fellowship; renewals for the second and third years will depend on satisfactory annual performance reviews, and the availability of NASA funds.