The NASA Astrobiology Program element of the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides opportunities for Ph.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the NASA Astrobiology Program.

Applications to the Astrobiology Program are accepted twice each year: March 1 and November 1. Our next opportunity will be March 1, 2016. Note that the Astrobiology Program does not participate in every application/award cycle. For additional information about the program see