The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoraland senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awardsinclude generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, andhigher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are also available. These awardsprovide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped andstaffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanentresidents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Four annual review cycles:

  • November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes August

Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Thank you for your assistance. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760




Sincerely yours,

  1. Ray Gamble

Director, Fellowships Office

500 5th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

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