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About the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)

The NASA Postdoctoral Program provides talented postdoctoral scientists and engineers with valuable opportunities to engage in ongoing NASA research programs and serves as a source of talent to ensure the continued quality of the NASA research workforce. These one- to three-year Fellowship appointments are competitive and are designed to advance NASA’s missions in space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology.

Program Description
Read a brief overview of the NASA Postdoctoral Program.

Eligibility
Review the eligibility requirements for participation in the program and conditions of the award.

Application Review Criteria
Learn how your application will be evaluated.

NASA Research Opportunities
Check out the vast number of research opportunities available through the NASA Postdoctoral Program.

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions by Fellows and Advisors in the NASA Postdoctoral Program.

NASA Centers
Learn more about the various NASA Centers where you can be placed for your assignment.

Location Maps
Use Google mapping tools to see the location of each NASA Center.