Science Categories and Techniques

When filling out the NASA Hubble Fellowship online application form, applicants are requested to choose one primary science category that best encapsulates their proposed research, and up to three secondary science categories that will provide more insight into the applicant’s proposed line of research. Applicants are also asked to supply up to three techniques that they use in their research. Applications will be read by a mix of expert and non-expert astrophysicists. The science categories and techniques are used to help select the expert reviewers.

 

Primary Science Categories

Select one Primary Science Category. It allows the NHFP Selection Committee to assign each application to a review panel.

  • Black Holes
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxies (including the Milky Way) and Circumgalactic Medium (CGM)
  • Physics and Cosmology
  • Solar System
  • Stellar Physics and Populations

 

Secondary Science Categories

Select up to three Secondary Science Categories, which help the NHFP Selection Committee assign individual reviewers.

  • Accretion Disks
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Binary Stars
  • Biomarkers
  • Black Holes
  • Blazars
  • Broad Absorption Line Quasars
  • Brown Dwarfs
  • Bulges/Spheroids/Ellipticals
  • Chemical Abundances
  • Chemical Composition
  • Chemical Evolution
  • Circumgalactic Medium
  • Circumstellar/Debris Disks
  • Color-Magnitude Diagrams
  • Compact Objects
  • Cooling Flows
  • Cool Stars
  • Cosmic Infrared Background
  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Cosmology
  • Damped Lyman-alpha Absorption
  • Dark Energy
  • Dark Matter
  • Diffuse Emission
  • Distance Ladder
  • Dust
  • Dwarf Galaxies
  • Eclipsing Binaries
  • Elliptical Galaxies
  • Eruptive Binary Systems
  • Emission-line Galaxies
  • Evolved Stars
  • Exomoons
  • Exoplanet Atmospheres: Giant Planets
  • Exoplanet Atmospheres: Rocky Planets
  • Exoplanet Demographics
  • Exoplanet Formation
  • Exoplanet Host Stars
  • Exoplanet Internal Structure
  • Extragalactic Background Light
  • Feedback
  • Galactic Center
  • Galactic Structure
  • Galaxy Clusters
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Galaxy Groups
  • Galaxy Winds/Outflows
  • Gamma-ray Bursts
  • Giant Planets
  • Globular Clusters
  • Gravitational Lensing
  • Gravitational Physics
  • Gravitational Waves
  • HII Regions
  • High Energy Processes
  • High Mass Stars
  • High-z Galaxies
  • Host Galaxies
  • Hot Stars
  • Infrared-luminous Galaxies
  • Interacting/Merging Galaxies
  • Intergalactic Medium
  • Intermediate-z Galaxies
  • Interstellar Medium
  • Irregular Galaxies
  • Jets
  • Local Group Galaxies
  • Low Mass Stars
  • Lyman-alpha Forest
  • Magellanic Clouds
  • Main Sequence Stars
  • Mass Transfer Binaries
  • Molecular Clouds
  • Nearby Galaxies
  • Neutron Stars/Pulsars
  • Novae
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Planetary Nebulae
  • Planetary Nebulae Central Stars
  • Pre-main Sequence Stars
  • Proto-planetary disks
  • Quasi Stellar Objects
  • Radiative Transfer
  • Radio Galaxies
  • Scaling Relations
  • Seyfert Galaxies
  • Spectral Energy Distributions
  • Spiral Galaxies
  • Star Counts
  • Star Clusters
  • Star Formation
  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Stellar Activity
  • Stellar Atmospheres
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Stellar Populations
  • Stellar Winds
  • Structure and Morphology
  • Supernovae
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Tidal Disruption Events
  • Transients
  • Transits
  • ULIRGS/LIRGS/HLIRGS
  • Variable Stars
  • White Dwarfs
  • Young Stellar Objects
  • X-ray Binaries
  • Zodiacal Dust

 

Techniques

Select up to three Techniques, which help the NHFP Selection Committee assign individual reviewers.

  • Astrometry
  • Coronagraphy
  • Data Analysis/Mining/Reduction
  • Instrumentation
  • Interferometry
  • Laboratory Astrophysics
  • Microlensing
  • Observation: Optical/Infrared
  • Observation: Radio/Submillimeter
  • Observation: Ultraviolet/X-ray/Gamma Ray
  • Orbital Dynamics
  • Photometry
  • Radial Velocity
  • Simulations/Models
  • Spectroscopy
  • Statistics
  • Surveys
  • Theory
  • Transit Timing
  • Variability

 

➤ Last updated: August 16, 2017

Contact

 

Questions?

Contact NHFP coordinators at 410-338-2474 or nhfp@stsci.edu.