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Research Associate Programs at the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has outstanding fellowship opportunities.  More detailed information, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories, can be found at

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors a number of awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Limited graduate level awards are available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

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Four annual review cycles:

  • Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
  • Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.