The National Research of the National Academies (NRC/NA) was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of the National Academies. The NRC/NA Research Associateship Programs are conducted on behalf of US federal laboratories to offer opportunities for postdoctoral and senior research in residence at these laboratories.

Current Opportunities for National Research Council of the National Academies

Research Associateship Programs for Research in US Federal Laboratories and Affiliated Institutions

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: Various (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1)
Description: Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Opportunities. The National Research Council of the National Academies offers awards to graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers for independent research to be conducted in residence at participating U.S. federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health insurance. Annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Instructions and online applications are at

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Washington, DC 20001