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2015 August Review

Application period opens
June 1

Submission deadline is 
August 1

(5:00 PM ET)

Support document deadline is August
(5:00 PM ET)

If a deadline falls on a weekend, it changes to the next business day.


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NETL Methane Hydrate Program


Applications must by submiited by the following dates:
February Review - February 1
August Review - August 1

The Methane Hydrate Program application must be completed in hard copy with the application form below.

 Methane Hydrate Application Form

 The application must be submitted to NAS by the application deadlines above via Express Delivery to:

Research Associateship Programs
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck 568)
Washington, DC 20001 


Supporting Documents must be submitted by the following dates:
February Review - February 15
August Review - August 15

Applicants should send the reference report below to their reference writers as email attachments or in hard copy. Reference writers should return their completed references to the applicant in a sealed envelope with their name written across the seal OR to NRC staff directly via email to

 Reference Report


Stipend Rates
• Master’s Level (Fellow) begins at $30,000 with a maximum 2-year tenure.
• Ph.D. Level (Fellow) begins at $35,000 with a maximum 3-year tenure.
• Postdoctoral Level (Research Associate) begins at $60,000 with a maximum 2-year tenure.

Funds up to an amount as specified below will be provided to each Fellow or Research Associate to support research costs related to the nature of their work:
• Master’s Students - up to $15,000 per year
• Ph.D. Students – up to $20,000 per year
• Research Associates – up to $25,000 per year