NASA Postdoctoral Program – USRA

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

(Administered by the Universities Space Research Association)

  • The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.
  • The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
  • Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.
  • Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line:
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.
  • Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.
  • Applications are accepted three times each year:
    • March 1
    • July 1
    • November 1

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