The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Fellowship Program at the Center for Astrophysics provides administrative support to all SAO fellows. The Fellowship Program Coordinator oversees appointments in the following categories: visiting fellow, short-term visitor, postdoctoral fellow, predoctoral fellow, visiting student, and intern. Appointment lengths vary up to a 3-year maximum duration, with the exception of the annual Clay Fellowship Award.
Annual competitive fellowship award opportunities include the SAO Predoctoral Program, Clay Fellowship Program, and the CfA Fellowship Program. The specific requirements and deadlines of the competitions vary; program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application procedures for each program can be found at Opportunities link below.