Research Associateship Programs

SPONSORING AGENCY: National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies of Sciences

PURPOSE: The National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences administers competitive graduate, postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 26 U.S. governmental research agencies and affiliated institutions. The awards provide the opportunity for recipients to conduct independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.

ELIGIBILITY: Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, a doctorate in science or engineering. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and, for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying.

STIPEND: Research Associates receive annual stipends ranging from $42,000 to $75,000 for recent graduates and proportionately higher for Senior Associates. In addition, the NRC provides health insurance, relocation benefits, and an allowance for professional travel.


  • February 1, 2011
  • May 1, 2011
  • August 1, 2011
  • November 1, 2011
For further information, please visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.