NRC RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAMS
The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the Research Adviser listed with the selected Research Opportunity(ies) to assure that funding will be available if the application is recommended by NRC Research Associateship Programs panels.
Once a host laboratory and Research Adviser are identified and the applicant has contacted the proposed Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC Research Associateship Programs online application system. Reviews are conducted four times each year, and review results are available to applicants six to eight weeks following the application deadline.
Prospective applicants should carefully read the details and eligibility of the program to which they are applying. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents), and some laboratories have Research Opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the Ph.D.). When searching for Research Opportunities, applicants may limit their search to only those laboratories which match their eligibility criteria. In addition, applicants should note application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.
NRC Research Associateship Programs Brochure
NRC Research Associateship Programs Participating Agencies List
NRC Research Associateship Programs Outreach Schedule
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Application Deadline* (5 PM ET)
*If a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day.
**Due to the partial government shutdown, the application deadline for the February 2019 Review has been extended to February 15, 2019.