The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA's mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.
NASA Postdoctoral Fellows work on 1 to 3 year assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and institutes to advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering,human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and science management.
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellows contribute to our national scientific exploration, confirm NASA's leadership in fundamental research, and complement the efforts of NASA's partners in the national science community.
New Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) research opportunities are available for the July 1, 2016 round. NExSS is a NASA research coordination network dedicated to the study of planetary habitability.You can find a complete list of NExSS opportunities on the Opportunities page in the menubar above.
Proposals submitted by the March 1, 2016 deadline are now in process of review. Notifications are being sent out. We expect to have results from all centers by the end of June.
Current Cycle Deadline:
July 1, 2016, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
Applications will be accepted from March 2, 2016 to July 1, 2016
July 2, 2016 to November 1, 2016
November 2015 Applicants:
Please be advised that the selection process has been concluded. If your November 2015 NPP application is in a Pending status, your application will remain eligible for award until November 2016.