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Division of Astronomical Sciences


NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships  (AAPF)


Important Announcement

Instructions on how to apply for the AAPF via FastLane can be found on the FastLane page entitled “NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Other Programs”.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Harshal  Gupta hgupta@nsf.gov (703) 292-5039  W9154  
Diana  Phan dphan@nsf.gov (703) 292-7866  W9161  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-574

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    August 15, 2018 - October 24, 2018

    August 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019

    August 15 - October 15, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may be taken to eligible host institutions of their choice. The program is intended to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the scientific community.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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