Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Einstein Fellows hold their appointments at a Host Institution in the United States, for research broadly related to the science goals of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos program. This includes high energy astrophysics relevant to Chandra, Fermi, XMM-Newton and future NASA X-ray missions, cosmological investigations, relevant to Plant, WFIRST or new Dark Energy missions, and gravitational astrophysics relevant to LISA Pathfinder and subsequent related missions. The Fellowships are tenable at any U.S. institution where research related to Physics of the Cosmos can be carried out. The Fellowship is initially for two years, with the exception of a third year, contingent upon performance and available funding. Subject to the availability of NASA funding, 5 to 10 Einstein Fellows will be appointed this year, through grants to United States institutions. The Call for Proposals, which includes detailed Program policies and application instructions, is available at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/. An application includes a cover form, a research proposal, letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and other relevant materials as detailed in the instructions. Full instructions for submitting applications online are contained in the Call for Proposals. The application deadline is Thursday, November 3, 2016. New Einstein Fellowship appointments are expected to begin on or about September 1, 2017. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.