Brinson Prize Fellowship

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Brinson Foundation, The
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Brinson Foundation announces the call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the Brinson Prize Fellowship Program beginning in the fall of 2024. The Space Telescope Science Institute is collaborating with The Brinson Foundation in support of this program.

Brinson Prize Fellowships are awarded to early-career astrophysicists and cosmologists who are committed to chasing bold ideas with creative, nimble, and innovative research. The awards support ambitious research in observational cosmology, with a focus on projects that complement and capitalize on the latest space science. Proposals describing instrumentation development should be connected with observing the sky.

The fellowship is open to U. S. citizens who have earned (or will have earned) their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2020 in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three years.

We anticipate offering up to three Brinson Prize Fellowships this year. The Fellowships are tenable at the following participating U.S. institutions: California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, and University of Washington.

The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and application instructions, is available at the website:

The application submission page will be open from September 14 until the application deadline on November 2, 2023.

Applicants should follow the instructions given in the Announcement. Please send any further inquiries to [email protected].

Important dates:

Applications are due Thursday, November 2, 2023 (7 PM EST, 4 PM PST, 24:00 UTC)

Letters of reference are due Thursday, November 9, 2023 (Note: the applications are due one week before the letters.)

Offers will be made in early February 2024 and new appointments should begin on or about September 1, 2024. Brinson Prize Fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or national origin. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 2, 2023

Selection Deadline: Tuesday, February 10, 2024

Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 14
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 03


Dawn Costigan