Space Telescope Science Institute

NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP)

On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announces the call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) beginning in the fall of 2022.

The NHFP supports postdoctoral scientists performing independent research that contributes to NASA Astrophysics (see science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/ for more information). The research may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental. If your application is successful and you accept our offer, you will become an NHFP Einstein, Hubble, or Sagan fellow depending on the area of your research. We are continuing the legacy of those three earlier programs in this way, and through joint management of the program by STScI, in collaboration with the Chandra X-ray Center and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.

The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned (or will have earned) their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2018 in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. (Eligibility this cycle extends back one year farther than normal, to help mitigate effects of the pandemic.) 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 Fellowships this year. The Fellowships are tenable at a U.S. host institution of the fellow's choice, subject to a maximum of two new fellows per host institution per year, and no more than five fellows at any single host institution, except for short periods of overlap. Host institutions must have verified their compliance with the new NHFP employment policy. The policy and a list of those hosts can be found at www.stsci.edu/stsci-research/fellowships/nasa-hubble-fellowship-program/nhfp-host-institution-employment-policy/host-institutions

The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and application instructions, is available at the website: nhfp.stsci.edu. The application submission page will be open from September 2 until the application deadline on November 4, 2021.

Applicants should follow the instructions given in the Announcement and also examine the Frequently Asked Questions. Please send any further inquiries about the NHFP to nhfp@stsci.edu.

Important dates:

Applications are due Thursday, November 4, 2021 (7 PM EST, 4 PM PST, 24:00 UTC)

Letters of reference are due Thursday, November 11, 2021 (Note: the applications are due one week before the letters)

Offers will be made in early February 2022 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2022. NHFP Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations. All 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.

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Last updated: 2021-10-05