The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website.
Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap [at] nas.edu.
There are four annual review cycles.
- Review Cycle: May (Opens March 1; Closes May 1)
- Review Cycle: August (Opens June 1; Closes August 1)
- Review Cycle: November (Opens September 1; Closes November 1)
- Review Cycle: February (Opens December 1; Closes February 1)
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.