NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

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NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships: 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 institution(s) 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 community. 
Federal Grant Title: NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-575
Type of Funding: Information not provided
CFDA Numbers: 327038, 327018
CFDA Descriptions: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 29, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 29, 2016
Archive Date: Nov 11, 2016
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Information not provided
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the fellowship candidate to NSF. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) at the time of proposal submission. Candidates may propose to hold the fellowship at:

<li>U.S. institutions of higher education,</li>
<li>NSF-funded centers, facilities, orinstitutes,</li>
<li>U.S. non-profit organizations with research and educational missions, or</li>
<li>International sites that are operated by U.S. organizations eligible for NSF funding, such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory, or Gemini South.</li>

National centers, facilities or institutes funded by other federal agencies, such as NASA or the U.S. Department of Energy, are ineligible as host institutions for the NSF AAPF Program.

*Who May Serve as PI:
Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF. See the Additional Eligibility Information section for further information about eligibility limitations.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
NSF Publication 16-575
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