NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)

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 unique opportunities to engage in NASA research in , planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, aeronautics, human exploration, space bioscience, and astrobiology.


  • Annual stipends start at $53,500, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields
  • Annual travel budget of $8,000
  • Relocation allowance
  • Financial supplement for insurance purchased through the program
  • Appointments renewable for up to three years
  • Approximately 90 Fellowships awarded annually

Application Deadlines
Three each year – March 1, July 1, and November 1

Apply at


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