Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship program, sponsored by NASA, awards
Fellowships to recent Ph.D.s in astronomy, physics, and related
Einstein Fellows hold their appointments at a
Host Institution in the U.S. for research that is broadly related to
the science goals of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos program. This
includes high energy astrophysics relevant to Chandra, Fermi,
XMM-Newton, and future NASA X-ray missions, cosmological
investigations relevant to Planck, WFIRST, or new dark energy
missions, and gravitational astrophysics relevant to LISA, Pathfinder
and subsequent related missions. The proposed research may be
observational, instrumental, theoretical, archival or study sources
from these missions at other wavelengths.
The main criterion
for proposal selection is the contribution of the proposed program of
research to the scientific return of the Physics of the Cosmos
missions. The Fellowship duration is three years (subject to review
after the second year and to availability of funds from NASA).
Fellow Recipients Announced
Thirteen Einstein Fellows were selected
to the 2016 class. Read about them here.
Review Panel Deliberations Complete
A total of 163 applications were
received for the 2016 Einstein Fellowship competition. Thirteen
Fellowships will be awarded. The committee has finished their
deliberations and all candidates have been notified including nine
applicants on the waitlist.
Fellow's paper accepted to Nature
2015 Einstein Fellow Philipp Moesta and team have found that in the collapse of a massive star into a neutron star huge magnetic fields are produced sufficient to collimate a jet and drive a jet-driven supernova. Read more here.