Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships

For early-career PhDs

Airglow (red and green) in the ionosphere illuminates Earth’s horizon in this image taken from the International Space Station.

The Jack Eddy Fellowship at a glance

Established by NASA’s Living With a Star program and UCAR/CPAESS in 2009, this prestigious fellowship program is named after pioneering solar researcher John A. “Jack” Eddy.  The two-year fellowship is designed to train the next generation of heliophysics researchers. It matches early-career PhDs with experienced scientists at U.S. host research institutions.

Several new appointments are made annually. 

Preference given to:

Recent PhDs (PhD within 3 years) whose project directly addresses the objectives of the LWS program. 

Application deadline:

January 20, 2023.

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How postdocs apply

How host institutions apply


Why apply for this fellowship?

  • Work on Sun-Earth questions from a truly interdisciplinary perspective
  • Get the freedom and support to pursue your own research
  • Establish a relationship with a new mentor at the start of your career
  • Benefit from the pre-eminent fellowship available to the astronomy community

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Current and past NASA Jack Eddy Fellows

Each year, between two and four students are awarded a Jack Eddy Fellowship to pursue their own research project. They work with scientist mentors at institutions ranging from universities and science centers, to NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Most Recent Jack Eddy Fellows

2020 Jack Eddy Fellows: Lindsay Goodwin, Murong Qin, Camilla Scolini

2020 Jack Eddy Fellows: Lindsay Goodwin, Murong Qin, Camilla Scolini

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