Job Posting: The Hubble Fellowship Program
The Hubble Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from Postdoctoral Scientists to conduct research associated with the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals. The Hubble Fellowship is dispensed for NASA by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and is used to support the Fellows at the Host Institution of their choice (Host Institution must be in the U.S.) The Hubble Fellowship Program has a duration of three years with a stipend of $67,000 plus benefits, and also provides $16,000 per year for travel and research costs.
To be eligible for this fellowship the candidates must possess their Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. Dependent on the funding from NASA, the funds for the fellowship will be provided in the form of grants to the host institution. When applying for this fellowship applicants are asked to provide a list of three potential institutions and must provide an endorsement letter from their first-choice institution.
The application process of the Hubble Fellowship Program is comprised of five components. The candidate must submit the Hubble Fellowship Application form, their CV, a list of their publications, a summary of previous and current research, and a research proposal which must include a research program that correlates with Cosmic Origins science and exhibits its harmonious research pursuits with their host institute. This application requires an endorsement letter which entails the candidate’s research proposal to be approved by a faculty member and endorsed by an official of the institute. The last element in this application process is letters of reference written by persons acquainted with the scientific competencies of the candidate.
The application deadline for The Hubble Fellowship is Thursday, November 6, 2014. The application form can be found here. More information on the fellowship and the application process can be found on their website.