Post-doctoral fellowship on Astrophysics at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE, Brazil)

The Astrophysics Division (DIDAS) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil welcomes applications from foreign candidates for a post-doctoral position to develop projects in one of its research areas (

The grant is offered by the INPE's Astrophysics Post-Graduate Programme within the National Programme of Post-Doctorate from CAPES Foundation(PNPD,, Portuguese only). The grant value is of R$ 4.100 per month (four thousand and one hundred Brazilian Reais). There is a financial support of R$ 2.100 per calendar year (two thousands and one hundred Brazilian Reais) for research activities such as participation in congresses. The maximum duration of this grant is of 60 months. PhD students near to conclude their PhDs are also welcomed to apply. For this purpose, they must hold the PhD degree before the grant starting date.

There is no travel support neither adaptation support included in the grant. The grant is offered for an initial period of 12 months and it can be renewed for an equal period based on the scientific production.

Each grant should start on 1st June 2018.

The application must include the following documents:

• an updated CV,
• a research project,
• three recommendation letters, and
• an application letter indicating the researcher of DIDAS/INPE as a main collaborator. The researcher must be a permanent faculty member of the Astrophysics Post-Graduate Programme.

The applications deadline is 23rd April 2018.

For additional information and/or submit your application, please write directly to