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).
Fourteen Einstein Fellows were selected
to the 2015 class. Read about them here.
Panel Deliberations Complete
The committee has finished their
deliberations and all candidates will be notified of their status beginning
Application Final Numbers
A total of 148 applications were received for the 2015 Einstein Fellowship competition. The selection panel meets Jan 14-15. Applicants will be informed of their status as soon as possible after the meeting concludes.