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NASA Awards Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2024

For Release: April 2, 2024


The class of 2024 NHFP Fellows are shown in this photo montage (top to bottom, left to right):

The Hubble Fellows (seen in the red hexagons) are:  Michael Calzadilla, Sanskriti Das, Yue Hu, Wynn Jacobson-Galan,  Madeleine McKenzie, Jed McKinney, Andrew Saydjari, Peter Senchyna, Raphael Skalidis and Adam Smercina.

The Einstein Fellows (seen in the blue hexagons) are: Vishal Baibhav, Jordy Davelaar, Alexander Dittmann, Cristhian Garcia-Quintero, Amelia (Lia) Hankla and Keefe Mitman. 

The Sagan Fellows (seen in green hexagons) are: Jaren Ashcraft, Kiersten Boley, Cheng-Han Hsieh, Rafael Luque, Sarah Moran, Shangjia Zhang, Lily Zhao and Sebastian Zieba.
2024 NHFP Fellows

NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The NHFP is one of the highlights of NASA's pursuit of excellence in astrophysics. The program enables promising postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrument development. Over 500 applicants vied for the fellowships. Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years of support.

Once selected, Fellows are named to one of three sub-categories corresponding to three broad scientific questions NASA seeks to answer about the universe:

How does the universe work? — Einstein Fellows

How did we get here? — Hubble Fellows

Are we alone? — Sagan Fellows

The Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts works in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and the NASA Extrasolar Science Institute to oversee the NASA Hubble Fellowships. The NASA press release is available at and short bios and photos of the 2024 NHFP Fellows can be found at

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Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA)
Cambridge, Massachusetts