NASA Hubble Fellowship Programme (NHFP) 2020 for Recent Postdoctoral Scientists

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The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) provides an opportunity for recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research which contributes to any area of NASA Astrophysics. 

Application Deadline: 4th November, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT.

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): USA

About the Award: The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research which contributes to NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrumental development.  The NHFP preserves the legacy of NASA’s previous postdoctoral fellowship programs. Once selected, fellows are named to one of three sub-categories corresponding to NASA’s “big questions”:

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  1. How Does the Universe Work? – Einstein Fellows
  2. How Did We Get Here? – Hubble Fellows
  3. Are We Alone? – Sagan Fellows

Type: Postdoctoral, Fellowship


  • The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned their doctoral degrees in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines on or after January 1, 2017, or who will receive their degree before September, 2020.
  • NHFP fellowships are tenable at U.S. host institutions of the fellows’ choice, subject to a maximum of two new fellows per host institution per year, with no more than five fellows being hosted by a given institution in any three-year period (where the cumulative count begins with the 2019 fellows).

Number of Awards: Contingent upon NASA funding, 24 new fellowships will be awarded for 2020.

Value of Award: The NHFP provides salary support plus benefits for up to three years, and an additional allowance for travel and other research costs.

Duration of Programme: 3 years

How to Apply: Required application materials include the following:

  1. Completed application form below
  2. PDF files uploaded to the form below: CV and list of major publications, summary of previous and current research, and research proposal.
  3. Three letters of reference submitted via this web form (deadline November 8, 2019).

Please do not attach anything not listed above (reprints, preprints, cover letter, etc.) to your application.

All materials submitted must be in at least 12-point font, single spaced, and all pages should be numbered.

Non-U.S. applicants should make sure that their applications will copy successfully onto 8.5×11 inch (21.6×28 cm) paper without loss (i.e., with 1-inch margins on all sides). Please keep each file to less than 2 MB.

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