General Information - Science Faculty
The ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme aims at providing scientists in the early stages of their career with the means to perform research in space science. The programme is open to suitably qualified applicants who have completed their PhD (or equivalent) or will have completed it by the start of the fellowship (autumn 2020).
Appointments for an ESA research fellowship are for two years, commonly with a third year extension. The fellowship in space science may be held at one of three locations:
- European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands
- European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo near Madrid, Spain
- ESA Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) at Baltimore, Maryland, USA
About 8 positions shall be offered for this call, shared between ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands), and the ESA groups at STScI (Baltimore, USA)
Short ESA video clips about the ESA research fellowship programme: