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National Research Council – Research Associateship Programs

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To apply:

  • Postdoctoral Research Awards

  • Senior Research Awards

  • Graduate Research Awards



Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an eared doctorate in science or engineering. Many awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.

Stipend and Benefits

NRC Research Associates receive annual stipends ranging from $45,000 to $80,000 for recent graduates and proportionally higher for Senior Associates. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.In addition, the Associates are provided health insurance, relocation benefits and an allowance for professional travel. The host laboratory provides research facilities, equipment and funding for supplies to support the Associate’s research.

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