Research Associateship Programs Available

life-of-discovery_2The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2010 Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of U.S. federal research laboratories and affiliated institutions at over 100 locations throughout the United States. The programs provide opportunities for Graduate, Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of more than 11,000 scientists and engineers.

Full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2010 for research in the fields of chemistry; earth, atmospheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. These opportunities are open to graduate students, recent doctoral recipients and senior investigators. Many of the laboratories are open to foreign nationals as well as U.S. citizens.

Graduate and postdoctoral awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may receive awards for shorter periods. Annual stipends for the 2010 program year range from $42,000 to $75,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients.

Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The sponsoring laboratory provides facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program.

Contact with the research adviser/mentor at the proposed sponsoring laboratory, including discussion of the proposed project, is necessary prior to submitting a formal application to the NRC. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and mid-January respectively. Initial awards will be announced immediately following each review with notification of alternate candidates at a later time. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online, is available on our website. Questions should be directed to:

The National Research Council of the National Academies
Fellowship Program Office, Associateship Programs
500 5th Street, NW, Keck 568
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: 202.334.2760

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