COVID-19 - Temporary Eligibility Waiver

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHFP fellows who are located outside of the U.S., may be having difficulty entering the U.S. due to visa delays or travel restrictions. As a result, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) have agreed to temporarily waive the requirement to be in residence at the host institution in the United States to be eligible to receive funding support from NHFP grants.  This waiver applies to qualifying NHFP fellows only and is in effect through December 31, 2020.  If fellows continue to have difficulties due to visa delays or travel restrictions through December 31, 2020, NASA and STScI will reassess the situation and provide further guidance.  Please read the specific provisions in the waiver carefully and contact STScI Grants Administration with any questions.

Waiver:       NASA Hubble Fellowship Program


Congratulations on being selected for the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) administers the NHFP on behalf of NASA, in collaboration with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at the California Institute of Technology and the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Grants Administration is responsible for the administration and management of the NHFP grants in accordance with NASA, STScI, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), and federal requirements, policies, procedures, and standard practices. Fellows, faculty contacts, and administrative personnel are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the NHFP Policy and Budget Guidelines, which detail policies, procedures, and allowable costs for new and continuing fellows. These policies are meant to be used in conjunction with the STScI General Grant Provisions, December 2018.

The content on this page is intended to provide guidance to current fellows. If you are not a fellow and would like information on the application process, please visit the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program site.


Resources and Forms


Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Allowable Costs

Hiring Status and Benefits

Current & Pending Support

Prior Approval



Contact Information


For science inquiries, early resignations, special requests, and transfers contact the NHFP Coordinators at 410-338-2474 or nhfp@stsci.edu

For all other inquiries contact the NHFP Grants Administrator at 410-338-4315 or gms_mail@stsci.edu

LAST UPDATED: 10/14/2020