STScI NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) for International Applicants in USA, 2018

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Applications are invited for NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research at United States Host Institutions chosen by each Fellow. Non-US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrumental development.

We are the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives. Founded in 1982, we have helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research at United States Host Institutions chosen by each Fellow.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to conduct independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrumental development.

Scholarship Award: The initial annual stipend for an NHFP Fellow is comparable to that of other prize fellowships and is subject to annual review and adjustment. In addition, the NHFP Fellow will receive support for health insurance, relocation costs, travel, computing services, publications, and other direct research costs. No additional stipend, salary, or other remuneration may be accepted from any other appointment (such as teaching), fellowship, or similar grant during the period of the fellowship. Additional honorary named appointments intended to be linked with the title of “Hubble Fellow,” “Sagan Fellow,” or “Einstein Fellow” are similarly not allowed.

While the salary of the fellows is determined by the NHFP, benefits such as retirement, family leave, etc., depending on the rules of the host institution and whether the fellow is considered an employee or independent (stipendiary) fellow by the host institution. Prospective fellows are strongly encouraged to investigate the policies at potential host institutions before listing them on their application, as changes after acceptance can be difficult, and even impossible as host institutions reach their quota of fellows.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline. The date of the PhD award should be on or after January 1, 2015. Applicants with earlier PhD award dates may be eligible in exceptional cases (see below). Graduate-student awardees who have not yet received their doctoral degree at the time of application must present evidence of having completed all requirements for the degree before commencing their fellowships.
  • Eligibility may extend to those who received their PhD as early as January 1, 2014, if professional work was necessarily delayed by personal or family considerations. Such extended eligibility must be justified by emailing nhfp-at-stsci.edu, at least 2 weeks in advance of the application deadline.
  • NHFP Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, colour, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or national origin. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nationality: Non-US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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How to Apply: Applicants must submit their materials via the web Application Form. These materials must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages total, including references)
  • Research proposal, described below (limited to 3 pages text plus up to 2 pages of references/figures)

Application Deadline: The website for applications will be open from September 1, 2017, through November 2, 2017.

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