Request Form for Letter of Institutional Endorsement (National Fellowships)

Please do not fill out this form until you have discussed your national fellowship application with a Caltech faculty sponsor, and are sure that you will in fact be submitting an application listing Caltech as the host institution with the given title, and the sponsor has read and approved your application.

Please do fill out this form if you are requesting a letter of institutional endorsement from the Caltech Astronomy Executive Officer in order to apply for a national postdoctoral fellowship to be hosted here at Caltech, with one of our teaching or research faculty as your institutional contact. The letter certifies that the host has read and approved the proposal and that he/she would be glad to mentor and sponsor you here, so do make sure those facts are correct.

NOTE: If you are applying for more than one fellowship, please submit multiple requests with the appropriate proposal titles, urls and sponsors.

Note that hitting the [return / enter] key will attempt to submit the form, so don't use that one until you have reached the bottom.

Finally, please allow for the fact that these letters are not generated instantaneously . The earlier we know about your intentions to apply and bring a fellowship here, the more likely it is that your letter will be produced and submitted to the fellowship opportunity on time!


Name to be used in Letter
Your Current Institution
Your Email




 Letter/s Requested
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
    The faculty sponsor must write and sign the letter, as well as the Executive Officer for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Hubble Fellowship
    On your Hubble application, please enter the email address of the authorizing official as "eo [at] astro.caltech.edu", which is the Executive Officer for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Einstein Fellowship

Sagan Fellowship

Jansky Fellowship

Other fellowship requiring a letter (please specify details below)






Title of Proposal
Caltech Faculty Sponsor
Specific URL to which your Letter (if NASA) should be uploaded


 Why Caltech?      
   (<100 words please)



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