UCLA now a host institution for the 51 Pegasi b fellowship

Posted on Aug. 5, 2020

UCLA is now one of the host institutions for the 51 Pegasi b fellowship offered by the Heising-Simons Foundation.

The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.

Established in 2017, The Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellowship is named for the first exoplanet discovered orbiting a Sun-like star. The growing field of planetary astronomy studies celestial objects both within and beyond our solar system, bridging planetary science and astronomy. From accelerating understanding of planetary system formation and evolution, to advancing new technologies for detecting Earth-like worlds, 51 Pegasi b Fellows make unique contributions to the field.

Learn more about the fellowship here:


Find out about areas of expertise and possible faculty hosts here:


And apply before October 2, 2020 here: