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

2014 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.

2015 Einstein Fellowship Application


The application period for the 2015 Fellowship is now open! More information here.

Fellow Recipients Announced


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