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Lasker Fellowship

The Lasker Fellowship named in honor of Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) astronomer Barry Lasker who led the creation of the Digitized Sky Survey. The fellowship provides up to three years of support at STScI 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 archived datasets held (or planned for ingest) at STScI’s Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) are preferred. The fellowships include a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a budget to cover research expenses. The selection is based on applicants’ accomplishments and proposed research.

Application and Past Fellows

Learn what to submit when applying for the fellowship.
Find the names of previous recipients.


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