The National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
The National Research Council administers competitive graduate, postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 26 U.S. federal research agencies and affiliated institutions with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Awardees have the opportunity to:
-conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory
-devote full-time effort to research and publication
-access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise
-collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories
Deadline: November 5, 2012
Selection Process: Applications for awards are reviewed by panels of distinguished scientists and engineers representing the disciplines of Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences; Engineering, Applied Science, and Mathematics; Life Sciences; and Physics. Awards are made based on ranking assigned by the review panel.