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Applications for the 2018 NASA Hubble Fellowship Program Are Closed

Visit in September 2018 for information about the 2019 program.

Meet the 2018 Fellows

NASA selected 24 new fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP).


Read the Press Release       Read About Each Fellow

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of 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”:


How Does the Universe Work? - Einstein Fellows

How Did We Get Here? - Hubble Fellows

Are We Alone? - Sagan Fellows


The Space Telescope Science Institute administers the NHFP on behalf of NASA, in collaboration with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at the California Institute of Technology and the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Applications are open for fellowships to begin in fall 2018. We anticipate offering up to 24 fellowships this year, contingent upon funding. NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned their doctoral degrees on or after January 1, 2015, in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines.

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 2018 fellows). 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.

Detailed program policies and application instructions may be found in the official Announcement of Opportunity.

Announcement Of Opportunity

Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis
Announcement Of Opportunity

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Dates and Past Fellows

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • September 1, 2017: Announcement of Opportunity issued
  • September 1, 2017: Application website open
  • November 2, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT (4:00 PM PDT 23:00 UTC): Applications due
  • November 9, 2017: Letters of reference due
  • By early February 2018: Award offers made


Fellows Through 2017

Prior to the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program, the Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Fellowships were run separately. The lists of fellows from those programs can be found here:


➤ Last updated: September 1, 2017




Contact NHFP coordinators at 410-338-2474 or