Status Report

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships

By SpaceRef Editor
July 24, 2011
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The next deadline to apply for a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowship is November 1, 2011. These competitive one- to three-year fellowship appointments advance NASA’s missions in space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, lunar science, and astrobiology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U. S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold Lawful Permanent Resident status or who are eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply. An H-1B Visa status is not acceptable because the NPP is not an employment program.

Stipend rates for Postdoctoral Fellows start at $50,000 per year, with moderate supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Funds are available for relocation expenses, up to a specified limit, and health insurance is available through the program. Fellows also receive $8,000 per appointment year to support travel to conferences, meetings, and other activities that directly support their research.

Applications are accepted March 1, July 1, and November 1.

For further information about this opportunity and to apply online, visit:

Questions regarding this opportunity may be submitted by e-mail to

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