NPP Fellowships are awarded competitively. Applications for research opportunities are accepted
at anytime, but
are evaluated only three times a year beginning November 1, March 1, and July 1. The program is administered for NASA by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). NPP Fellows are not JPL employees.
Refer to the NPP Application FAQ for more
Applicants must submit their application to a specific research opportunity on the NPP site.
The JPL Postdoctoral Program is a temporary employment program for individuals to perform their
work at JPL. Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants must submit their cv and other
materials to the specific postdoc job posting on the JPL job
JPL Postdoctoral Program applicants may submit an application before completing their PhD. If
receives an offer from JPL, the degree must be verified within 90 days from the start date of
Postdoctoral appointments are typically for 12 months. Appointments may be renewed up to a maximum
duration of 3
Individuals who are planning to submit an application to their institution or government fellowship
may request an
invitation letter from the JPL Postdoc Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPP applicants should refer to the application
information on the NPP
site. Applicants should contact the JPL advisor before submitting an application.
JPL applicants should submit their application to the JPL job
Potential NPP applicants can send questions to the NPP helpdesk: email@example.com.
A full list of USRA contacts is available on the Contact