4th November, 2019, 11:00 PM GMT


United States of America



NASA Hubble Fellowship Program

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) provides an opportunity for recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research which contributes to any area of NASA Astrophysics.

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The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research which contributes to NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrumental development.  The NHFP preserves the legacy of NASA’s previous postdoctoral fellowship programs. Once selected, fellows are named to one of three sub-categories corresponding to NASA’s “big questions”:

  1. How Does the Universe Work? – Einstein Fellows
  2. How Did We Get Here? – Hubble Fellows
  3. Are We Alone? – Sagan Fellows

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics, or
  • Related disciplines

When filling out the NASA Hubble Fellowship online application form, applicants are requested to choose one primary science category that best encapsulates their proposed research, and up to three secondary science categories that will provide more insight into the applicant’s proposed line of research. You can review all the categories here.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Up to three years.

An initial one-year appointment, and two annual renewals, contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of NASA funds.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants of any nationality can apply.
  • Applicants should have earned their doctoral degrees in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines on or after January 1, 2017, or who will receive their degree before September, 2020.
  • NHFP fellowships are tenable at U.S. host institutions of the fellows’ choice, subject to a maximum of two new fellows per host institution per year, with no more than five fellows being hosted by a given institution in any three-year period (where the cumulative count begins with the 2019 fellows).

Opportunity Cost


The NHFP provides salary support plus benefits for up to three years, and an additional allowance for travel and other research costs.

  • The initial annual compensation for a 2020 NHFP Fellow will be at least $69,500 and will be subject to annual review and adjustment.
  • The fellow will also receive funds to pay for health insurance (up to a maximum of $20,000 for a family plan), relocation costs, and research.
  • Up to $16,000 per year are available for research related travel, computing services, publications, and other direct costs.

How to Apply

First Step: Completed the application form here.

Second Step: Upload the following PDF files to the above form:

  • CV and list of major publications.
  • Summary of previous and current research.
  • Research proposal.

Third Step: Prepare your Abstract ( it shouldn’t exceed 200 words).

Fourth Step: Three letters of reference submitted via this web form (deadline November 8, 2019).


  • Please do not attach anything not listed above (reprints, preprints, cover letter, etc.) to your application.
  • The maximum file size for the application files is 20 MB.
  • All materials submitted must be in at least 12-point font, single-spaced, and all pages should be numbered.
  • Non-U.S. applicants should make sure that their applications will copy successfully onto 8.5×11 inch (21.6×28 cm) paper without loss (i.e., with 1-inch margins on all sides). Please keep each file to less than 2 MB.
  • If you have already filled out the form below and submitted it, but you wish to update your application, you may resubmit any time before the deadline.
  • After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email containing two attachments: the PDF file of your entire application, and a “coversheet” file containing the information entered into the form below (contact information, PhD information, proposed host institutions, proposed research, and references). The coversheet file will enable you to resubmit your application quickly and easily, if necessary.
  • The first round decisions of offers will be made in late January/early February.
  • Make sure to review the advice for applicants , visa and benefits information and the frequently asked questions pages before starting your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rawan Hamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
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