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AGENCY: National Research Council (NRC)/National Academies

PROGRAM: Research Associateship Programs

OBJECTIVES: The Research Associateship Program supports scholarly research in federal research laboratories. The program provides opportunities for scientists and engineers at the postdoctoral and senior levels of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing to contribute to the research interests of the compatible sponsoring laboratory.

Please see the guidelines for a list of participating laboratories.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure. Citizenship requirements vary depending on the sponsoring federal laboratory. Applicants should refer to the specific citizenship requirements for the laboratory to which they are applying. Prior affiliation with a specific laboratory may obstruct eligibility to apply for an Associateship there.

Postdoctoral Research Associateships are awarded to persons who have held the doctorate for less than five years at the time of application and are made initially for one or two years with a possibility for renewal for one or two additional years. Applicants should refer to specific detail of tenure length for the laboratory to which they are applying.

Senior Research Associateships are awarded to applicants who have held the doctorate five years or more at the time of application or to persons who hold a permanent appointment in academia, government, or industry and have research experience that has resulted in significant contributions and recognition as established investigators in their specialized fields. Although awards to Senior Research Associates are usually for one year, awards for periods of three months or longer may be considered. Since not all Research Associateship sponsors accept applications for Senior awards, applicants should check the detail of the particular program to which they are applying.

DEADLINES: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2012

FUNDING INFORMATION: Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years. An NRC Research Associate receives a stipend from the National Research Council while carrying out his or her proposed research.  Stipends for Associates are limited to the amounts set forth by the NRC and the sponsoring federal laboratory.

A group health-insurance program is required for Associates and is optional for dependents. A relocation reimbursement will be determined for each awardee.

National Research Council
Research Associateship Programs
500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck 568)
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 334-2760
Fax: (202) 334-2759
Email: rap@nas.edu
Web: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the National Research Council WebRap system (https://nrc58.nas.edu/nrcwebrap/rap/login/login.asp).

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.