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NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships - Application Deadline July 1, 2024

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live. 

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. 

Engage in NASA research in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, biological and physical science, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration systems, space operations, space technology, and astrobiology. 


  • Annual stipends start at $70,000, with supplements for higher cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields 
  • Annual travel and professional development budget of $10,000 
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Financial supplement for health insurance purchased through the program 
  • Appointments renewable for up to three years 
  • Approximately 90 Fellowships awarded annually 

Available Fields of Study 

  • Aeronautics, Aeronautical or Other Engineering 
  • Astrobiology 
  • Astrophysics 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Cosmochemistry 
  • Earth Science 
  • Heliophysics Science 
  • Interdisciplinary/Other 
  • Physical Sciences  
  • Planetary Science 
  • Technology Development 

Available NASA Centers 

  • Ames Research Center 
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center 
  • Glenn Research Center 
  • Goddard Institute for Space Studies 
  • Goddard Space Flight Center 
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
  • Johnson Space Center 
  • Kennedy Space Center 
  • Langley Research Center 
  • Marshall Space Flight Center 
  • NASA Astrobiology Program 
  • NASA HQ 
  • Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute 
  • Stennis Space Center 
  • Wallops Flight Facility 

NOTE: Not all centers participate in every application round...please refer to the website for current opportunity locations. 


Application Deadlines 

Three each year - March 1, July 1, and November 1 

To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, please visit  


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