Einstein Fellowships

The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship program, sponsored by NASA, awards Fellowships to recent Ph.D.s in astronomy, physics, and related disciplines.

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).

Fellowship News

Fellow Recipients Announced

4/16/2014

Twelve Einstein Fellows were selected to the 2014 class. Read about them here.

Review Panel Deliberations Complete

1/17/2014

A total of 185 applications were received for the 2014 Einstein Fellowship competition. Twelve Fellowships will be awarded. The committee has finished their deliberations and all candidates have been notified of their status as of 3PM EST Jan 16 2014.

2013 Einstein Fellowship Symposium

10/21/2013

This years Symposium will be held on October 29th and 30th at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Find the agenda and list of speakers here.