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Hubble Fellowships

The Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in that program: the Herschel Space Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Applications are solicited for fellowships to begin in the fall of 2016. We anticipate offering up to 17 fellowships this year, selected by peer review. The selection committee will include experts from areas of research spanning the full range of the Cosmic Origins theme. On behalf of NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute will administer the Hubble Fellowship program. NASA's other theme-based fellowship programs include the Einstein Fellowships (incorporating the former Chandra and GLAST Fellowship Programs) and the Carl Sagan Fellowships to support research encompassed by Physics of the Cosmos and Exoplanet Exploration.

The research supported by the Hubble Fellowship Program may be theoretical, observational, or instrumental. This program is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned (or will have earned) their doctoral degrees on or after January 1, 2014, in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. The fellowships are tenable at U.S. host institutions of the fellows' choice, subject to a maximum of one new fellow per host institution per year. 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.

Detailed program policies and application instructions may be found in the Announcement of Opportunity. Applicants must follow the instructions given in that announcement. Inquiries about the Hubble Fellowships may be directed to A complete listing of all Hubble Fellows since the inception of the program in 1990 can be found at Hubble Fellows.