This week, NASA announced the selection of three prestigious fellowships, each named after a distinguished scientist: Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan. Every year, NASA awards these fellowships to recent Ph.D.s in astronomy, physics or a related field. The Chandra X-ray Center oversees the Einstein Fellowships, which cover the topics in high-energy astrophysics. The Space Telescope Science Institute runs the Hubble Fellowships, and JPL is in charge of the Sagan ones.
The competition for these positions is steep, as each Fellow gets to focus for three years on the research of their choice at whatever institution they want. Previous Fellows have done some incredibly interesting science both during the fellowships and once they’ve moved on to other jobs. So welcome to the 2011 Fellows. We're looking forward to seeing what discoveries await you.
-Megan Watzke, CXC