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Outside Scholarship Details
Scholarship Name: NRC Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Award


  • Full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2009 for research in the fields of chemistry, earth, atmospheric and space sciences, engineering, applied sciences and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics. Many of the laboratories are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, and to both recent doctoral recipients and senior investigators.

  • Postdoctoral awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may receive awards for shorter periods. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients for the 2009 program year range from $42,000 to $72,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients.

  • Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The host laboratory provides facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program.

  • Contact with the research adviser/mentor at the proposed sponsoring laboratory, including discussion of the proposed project, is necessary prior to submitting a formal application to the NRC.

  • Application deadline are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and mid-January respectively. Initial awards will be announced immediately following each review with notification of alternate candidates at a later time.

  • Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply, is available on NRC Web site at:

    Question should be directed to:

    National Research Council of the National Academies
    Fellowship Programs Office, Associateship Programs
    500 5th Street NW, Keck 568
    Washington, DC 20001
    Tel: (202) 334-2760 Email;

Web Site:
http://www.7.national-academies .org/rap
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