Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is home to a wide array of fundamental research projects and is involved in many cutting-edge facilities. We offer numerous prize fellowship opportunities for individuals to join our stimulating intellectual community to pursue independent research projects. In addition, the Department serves as a host institute for several external postdoctoral fellowships. We encourage interested applicants to get in touch with our faculty.

Internal fellowship opportunities

  1. E. Margaret Burbidge Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

  2. Northwestern-UChicago Brinson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

  3. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  4. The Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

  5. The Enrico Fermi, Robert R. McCormick, & Mafalda and Reinhard Oehme Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  6. Grainger Fellowship in Experimental Physics

External fellowship opportunities

  1. Brinson Prize Fellowship

  2. The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship  

  3. NASA Hubble Fellowships