NASA / Universities Space Research Association

USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.

NASA / Universities Space Research Association Multiple Locations
Apr 03, 2020
Full time
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, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, space bioscience, and astrobiology. Details Annual stipends start at $60,000, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields Annual travel 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 Astrobiology Astrophysics Biological Sciences Cosmochemistry Earth Science Heliophysics Science Interdisciplinary/Other 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 NASA HQ 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.   Eligibility US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents and foreign nationals eligible for a J-1 visa as a Research Scholar 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   Questions :