Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists in USA, 2017


Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists in USA , and applications are submitted till 3 November 2016. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is inviting application for Hubble Fellowships available for postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research at United States Host Institutions chosen by each Fellow. The Fellowship provides support for up to three years at an annual stipend of approximately $67,000 plus benefits and an additional allowance of $16,000 per year for travel and other research costs. Fellowships are open to citizens of the United States and to English-speaking citizens of other countries. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowships are available for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research at United States Host Institutions chosen by each Fellow

Field(s): Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists  are awarded to conduct research that is broadly related to the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in that program: the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the Herschel Space Observatory, and the James Webb Space Telescope.

Deadline:3 November 2016

Funded By: NASA (administered by the Space Telescope Science Institute, STScI)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists are targeted for US and international students (English-speaking citizens of other countries) .

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Contingent upon National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funding, up to 17 new Hubble Fellowships will be awarded for 2015.

Scholarship Duration: Contingent upon the availability of funding from NASA, Hubble Fellowships are awarded through grants to Host Institutions for up to a three-year period. Funding will be provided initially for the first year of the Fellowship. Renewals for the second and third years will depend on annual performance reviews.

Scholarship covers: The initial annual stipend for a Hubble Fellow will be approximately $67,000, subject to annual review and adjustment. In addition, the Hubble Fellow can receive health insurance, relocation costs, and support for travel, computing services, publications, and other direct research costs. No additional stipend, salary, or other remuneration may be accepted from any other appointment (such as teaching), fellowship, or similar grant during the period of the Fellowship. Additional honorary named appointments intended to be linked with the title of “Hubble Fellow” are similarly not allowed.

Description

‣ The Hubble Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in that program: the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the Herschel Space Observatory, and the James Webb Space Telescope.

The research will be carried out at United States Host Institutions chosen by each Fellow.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists

‣ Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline on or after January 1, 2012.

‣ Graduate-student awardees who have not yet received their doctoral degree at the time of application must present evidence of having completed all requirements for the degree- before commencing their Fellowships.

‣ Hubble Fellowships are open to citizens of the United States and to English-speaking citizens of other countries.

‣ Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, or national origin. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notification for Hubble Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scientists

‣ After this date additional offers may be made if any of the initial awards are not accepted.

Award offers will be made by early February 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants must submit their materials via the web Application Form.

‣ Applicants must submit their materials via the web Application Form. These materials must include:

  • A completed Hubble Fellowship Application form;
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • A summary of previous and current research (limited to three pages total, including references)
  • A copy of the research proposal, described below (limited to 3 pages text plus 2 pages references/figures)

All materials submitted must be in at least 12-point fonts, single spaced, and all pages should be numbered. Non-U.S. applicants should make sure that their applications will copy successfully onto 8.5x11 inch (21.6x28 cm) paper without loss (i.e., with 1-inch margins on all sides). Please keep each file to less than 2 MB.

‣ Applicants should make sure that their applications will copy successfully onto 8.5×11 inch (21.6×28 cm) paper without loss (i.e., with 1-inch margins on all sides). Please keep each file to less than 2 MB.

‣ Applicants must arrange for their research proposals to be read and approved by a faculty member of the first-choice Host Institution (the Faculty Contact), and endorsed by an official of that Institution.

‣ The letter of endorsement must be uploaded electronically directly to STScI by November 10, 2016. Applicants must enter an e-mail address for the authorizing official on the application form; instructions for uploading the letter will be sent to that e-mail address.

‣ The Faculty Contact can usually help the applicant to determine just who is the appropriate official, e.g. the Department Chair, Division Head, etc.

‣ The institutional endorsement is necessary to indicate that adequate facilities will be provided for the Hubble Fellow, but does not ensure selection by the Hubble Fellowship Review Panel.

‣ The endorsement consists of an acceptance letter signed by an authorizing official (typically the department chairperson) of the first-choice Host Institution.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date : The website for applications will be open from 14 September 2016 to 3 November 2016

Letters of reference are due by 10 November 2016

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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