The Space Telescope Science Institute announces the continuation of the Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and solicits applications for fellowships to begin in the fall of 2017.
The Hubble Fellowships support outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in this program: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), Herschel Space Observatory, and James Webb Space Telescope.
The research may be theoretical, observational, or instrumental. This program is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned, or will have earned, their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2014 in astronomy, physics or related disciplines. The Fellowships are tenable at a U.S. host institution 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.
The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and application instructions, is available at the web site:
Applicants should follow the instructions given in the Announcement. Inquiries about the Hubble Fellowships may be directed to Dr. Claus Leitherer at email@example.com.
The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, November 3, 2016. Letters of reference are due by Thursday, November 10, 2016. Offers will be made in early February 2017 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2017.
Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.