NRC Research Associateship Programs

NRC Research Associateship Programs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Office is pleased to offer a fellowship program named as “NRC Research Associateship Programs”. Applicants who are interested in this program should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. The fellowship supports research opportunities for both postdoctoral and senior researchers. Research Associates receive annual stipends from the NRC ranging from $42,000 to $80,000. The Fellowships Office provides the opportunity for pre-doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of the government and private sponsors. Their objective is to provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers promise and ability opportunities for research.

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Eligibility:

You are encouraged to apply if you are

  • Scientists and engineers at all stages of their career.
  • Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering.
  • Degrees from universities abroad should be equivalent in training and research experience to a degree from a U.S. institution.

How to Apply:

Applicants can apply online for5 the scholarship by the given link: https://nrc58.nas.edu/nrcwebrap/rap/login/login.asp

Supporting Documents:

Postdoctoral applicants must provide the following documents

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) institutions attended.
  • Transcripts may be unofficial but should be current and must include all coursework as well as the degree being pursued.
  • For degrees already earned, transcripts must include the date of the degree awarded.
  • Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must also meet the requirements below:
  • Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
  • Transcripts must include a description of the institution’s grading system.
  • Postdoctoral applicants who are pursuing or hold a degree from a non-U.S. institution that does not issue transcripts must request the institution to send an official letter including the following information:
  • Statement that the institution does not issue transcripts
  • Applicant’s dates of enrollment at the institution
  • Degree applicant received and date it was awarded or confirmation that applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program and anticipated award date
  • Postdoctoral applicants who are pursuing or hold a degree from a non-U.S. institution that does not require coursework for obtaining a degree must send proof of their degree (e.g. a degree certificate) and request the institution to send an official letter including the following information:
  • Statement that the institution does not require coursework for the degree
  • Applicant’s dates of enrollment at the institution
  • Degree applicant received and date it was awarded or confirmation that applicant is currently enrolled in a doctoral program and anticipated award date.

Immigration Documents: All non-U.S. citizens who are in the United States at the time of application, or who have held J-1 status in the United States within the past 24 months, must send legible copies of their immigration documents to one of the addresses listed above. Depending on the applicant’s status, these documents may include:

  • Passport data page
  • Visa(s)
  • I-94 departure card
  • DS-2019 forms (p. 1) and I-20 forms (pp. 1 and 2)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Resident Alien card (for U.S. permanent residents)

Submitting Details:

E-mail: rap-at-nas.edu (attachments should be in pdf. format)

OR

Express postal delivery:

NRC Research Associateship Programs
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Financial Aid and Award Money:             

  • Research Associates receive annual stipends from the NRC ranging from $42,000 to $80,000
  • Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.
  • In addition, the NRC provides 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.

Application Deadline: 

The scholarship application period is  June 1 to August 1 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/index.htm

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