The National Research Council (NRC) administers competitive graduate postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 26 U.S. government research agencies and affiliated institutions with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Annual stipends for recent PhD recipients for the 2014 program year range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.
Eligibility – awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Many awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.
Detailed program information, including application deadlines and instructions on how to apply is available at the Associateship Programs web site. Prospective applicants must contact Adviser(s) at the lab(s) before their application deadline to discuss research interests. Applicants are invited to contact the NRC directly at 202-334-2760 or firstname.lastname@example.org if additional information or assistance is required.
Awardees will have the opportunity to:
- conduct independent research in an area compatible with interests of the sponsoring laborator
- devote full-time effort to research and publication
- access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise
- collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at federal research laboratories and affiliated institutions.