Dear Department Head:

From: National Research Council [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:16 AM
To: VS Dean
Subject: Fellowships


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Dear Department Head:


We are asking your assistance in forwarding this message to inform students and faculty in your department of these outstanding fellowship opportunities.  More detailed information and an online application can be found at


The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.


Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above).


Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or [log in to unmask].


There are four annual review cycles.


Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1


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


Thank you for your assistance.



Sincerely yours,


H. Ray Gamble

Director of the Fellowship Programs

National Research Council

The National Academies

500 5th Street NW, Keck 568

Washington, DC 20001


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