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Research Fellowships in Space Sciences & Exploration


Join us at the forefront of unveiling the mysteries of our Solar System and the Universe!


ESA's postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers young scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. 

Research Fellowships in Space Science & Exploration specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA's endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe in the fields of human and robotic exploration, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics.



Programme description for 2020 Opening


Application deadline has passed.
​​​​​​​A new opportunity is planned to be opened in autumn 2021

​​​​​​​Rules may change


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For further inquiries, feel free to contact the fellowship coordinators.

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