The Sagan Program at NExScI

The Sagan Program is administered for the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program by NExScI, and it includes the Sagan Fellowship Program and the Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops.

Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Sagan Fellowship Program supports outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to the science goals of the NASA Exoplanet Exploration area. The primary goal of missions within this program is to discover and characterize planetary systems and Earth-like planets around nearby stars. Fellowship recipients receive financial support to conduct research at a host institution in the US for a period of up to three years (subject to annual review and availability of funds from NASA).

The 2016 call for Sagan Fellowship applications is now available; applications are due November 5, 2015.

Click here for a complete list of Sagan and Michelson Fellows!

Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops

The Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops are held annually and provide opportunities for students, postdocs, and researchers to learn about the engineering and scientific application of exoplanet-related techniques used in the Exoplanet Exploration Program.

November 9th marks Carl Sagan's birthday, a day that was celebrated in many locales for the first time in 2009 as Sagan Day. We've asked our 2009 and 2010 Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellows to reflect on how their research would appeal to Carl Sagan. Click here to read their responses.

Hear an interview produced by the Planetary Society with Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's collaborator and widow, and Bill Nye (the Science Guy) on the honor of naming the Exoplanet Fellowship program after Carl Sagan.

Read the September 2008 press release from NASA Headquarters announcing the Sagan Fellowship Program.

The following video about the Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships was put together by the Sagan Appreciation Society.