NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships - Application Deadline March 1, 2024

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Included Benefits: 

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live. 

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. 

Engage in NASA research in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, biological and physical science, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration systems, space operations, space technology, and astrobiology. 


Annual stipends start at $70,000, with supplements for higher cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields 

Annual travel and professional development budget of $10,000 

Relocation allowance 

Financial supplement for health insurance purchased through the program 

Appointments renewable for up to three years 

Approximately 90 Fellowships awarded annually 

Available Fields of Study:

Aeronautics, Aeronautical or Other Engineering 



Biological Sciences 


Earth Science 

Heliophysics Science 


Physical Sciences  

Planetary Science 

Technology Development 

Available NASA Centers:

Ames Research Center 

Armstrong Flight Research Center 

Glenn Research Center 

Goddard Institute for Space Studies 

Goddard Space Flight Center 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Johnson Space Center 

Kennedy Space Center 

Langley Research Center 

Marshall Space Flight Center 

NASA Astrobiology Program 


Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

Stennis Space Center 

Wallops Flight Facility 

NOTE: Not all centers participate in every application round... please refer to the website for current opportunity locations.


See for current eligibility requirements 

Recent and Senior-Level PhD recipients 

Application Deadlines 

Three each year - March 1, July 1, and November 1 

To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, please visit  

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 03
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 01