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CfA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Sponsored by: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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Applicant must have received a Ph.D. degree between January 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015. Applicant is expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Demonstration of capability for original research through first-author referred publications in major astronomy journals is required.


Application deadline October 30
Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest Fellowship
Number of applications 275
Award coverage Award is in the form of a stipend, plus a research budget of $16,000 for full health benefits and relocation expenses ($7,500).
Required areas of study astronomy, astrophysics, atomic/molecular physics, planetary science
Awarded every year? yes
Recipient must maintain satisfactory progress.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
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