Research Associate Programs at National Institute of Standards and Technology
This page provides specific information about the NRC Research Associateship Program at NIST.
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When to Apply
This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
Visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs For Applicants page for the application review schedule and important information for applicants.
Review the eligibility criteria for RAP.
Research opportunities at NIST are open to U.S. citizens.
Research opportunities at NIST are open to Postdoctoral applicants.
Note: Eligibility can vary for each research opportunity. Be sure to check the specific opportunity(s) in which you are interested.
Additional Information on the National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST NRC Postdocs must conduct their research at an established NIST duty station. Applicants from the February 2023 competition that are offered awards must begin their tenure as a NIST NRC postdoc from June 5, 2023 to December 4, 2023 of the same year that they applied. Applicants from the August 2023 competition that are offered awards must begin their tenure as a NIST NRC postdoc from December 4, 2023 to June 3, 2024 of the following year that they applied. The exact start date window will be provided in the offer letter.