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Research Associate Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

This page provides specific information about the NRC Research Associateship Program at NPS.

  • Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NPS.
  • Visit to learn more about Naval Postgraduate School.
  • Select RAP Home to learn more about the NRC Research Associateship Programs.

When to Apply

participates in all 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 NPS are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens.

Research opportunities at NPS are open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants.

Click About RAP - Levels for a definition of each level.

Note: Eligibility can vary for each research opportunity. Be sure to check the specific opportunity(s) in which you are interested. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents should ask the prospective Adviser about specific security requirements.

Additional Information on the Naval Postgraduate School

Dual Citizenship

If an applicant holds a citizenship in addition to that of the United States, the applicant must contact Rikki A. Nguyen to discuss eligibility.


Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) - Monterey, CA
Erika Davis 831-656-2242
Ms. Rikki A. Nguyen (831) 656-2998
Kevin B. Smith Ph.D. 831.656.2107
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Tom Jurkiw 202-334-2782
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