NRC Research Associateship Programs

Award Info:

NRC Research Associates receive annual stipends ranging from $45,000 to $80,000 for recent doctoral recipients and are proportionally higher for Senior Associates. In addition, the NRC Research Associateship Programs provide 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.


The program promotes 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.
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