The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute solicits applications for Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin in the fall of 2016. The application deadline is Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4 pm PST.
The Sagan Fellowships support outstanding recent postdoctoral
scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to
the science goals of NASA's Exoplanet
Exploration program. The primary goal of missions within this program is to discover and characterize
planetary systems and Earth-like planets around nearby stars.
Sagan Fellowships are joined by two other NASA astrophysics theme-based fellowship programs: the Einstein Fellowship Program
which supports the Physics of the Cosmos research, and the Hubble
Fellowship Program which supports Cosmic Origins research.
We anticipate awarding 5 fellowships in 2016.
The proposed 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 degrees on or after January 1, 2013, in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. The fellowships are tenable at U.S. host institutions of the fellows' choice, subject to a maximum of one new fellow per host institution per year (see note on host institutions below). 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.
We accept the submission of up to three host institutions. The purpose of designating of more than one host institution in the application is to provide the program with flexibility should there be several highly ranked applications at any single institution. Barring this circumstance, it is expected that awardees will use their Fellowships at their first-choice institutions.
A complete application will include:
The deadline for both applications and all letters of reference is
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4 PM PST. Offers will be made before
February 1, 2016, and new appointments are expected to begin on or about September 1, 2016.
Applicants FAQ page - for questions about the application process
Awardees FAQ page - for questions following an acceptance of a Sagan Fellowship
For inquiries, email us at: email@example.com.
Meet current and past Sagan Fellows here.