The Lasker Fellowship, named in honor of STScI astronomer Barry Lasker, the creator of the Digitized Sky Survey, provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers working on innovative scientific studies involving large astronomical databases, massive data processing, data visualization and discovery, and automated classification and clustering algorithms. Emphasis on studies that take significant advantage of the archived datasets held (or planned for ingest) at STScI will be preferred. The fellowships include a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a budget to cover research expenses. The selection will be based on the accomplishments and proposed research of the applicants.
The next Lasker fellowship will be awarded in 2017. Detailed program policies and application instructions may be found in the Announcement of Opportunity. Applicants must follow the instructions given in that announcement.