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.
Proposals submitted by the November 1, 2016 deadline are now in process of review.
Current Cycle Deadline:
March 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
Applications will be accepted from November 2, 2016 to March 1, 2017
March 2, 2017 to July 1, 2017
July 2016 Applicants:
Please be advised that the selection process has been concluded. If your July 2016 NPP application is in a Pending status, your application will remain eligible for award until June 2017.