Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme

ESA's postdoctoral Internal Research Fellowship programme (RIRF) aims to offer young scientists and engineers the possibility for two years to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Applicants must have recently attained their doctorate in a field closely connected to space activities.

You can find more information on current opportunities as well as on eligibility, the selection process and contractual conditions in the links on the right.

Network/Partnering intiative

Would you like to do a PhD on a space-related subject? ESA is offering this possibility through the Network/Partnering Initiative (NPI).

This is a framework put in place for engineering PhDs initiated by research entities together with the respective ESA department. For more information please click on the link on the right.

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