Congratulations to our inaugural class of Sagan Exoplanet Fellows!
The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute announces the introduction of the Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and solicits applications for fellowships to begin in the fall of 2009.
The Sagan Fellowships will support outstanding recent postdoctoral
scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to
the science goals of the NASA 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.
NASA also announces two other theme-based fellowship programs: the Einstein Fellowship Program
supports the Physics of the Cosmos research, and the Hubble
Fellowship Program which supports Cosmic Origins research.
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, 2006, 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. 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 anticipate awarding 3 - 4 fellowships in 2009. Please note that these are postdoctoral Fellowships only. Previous Michelson Fellowship holders are fully eligible to apply.
A complete application will include:
The deadline for both applications and letters of reference is
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 4 PM PST.
Offers will be made before
February 1, 2009, and new appointments are expected to begin on or
about September 1, 2009.
For inquiries, email us at: Sagan Fellowships.