Date: February 3, 2011
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: The UF Graduate School
RE: National Academies NRC Research Associate Programs 2011 Application Deadlines
The National Research Council of the National Academies' Research Associateship Programs (RAP) offer support to PhD, ScD and MD scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability for research of their own choosing that is compatible with the research interests of sponsoring laboratories.
Full-time associateships are awarded on a competitive basis for research in applied sciences; atmospheric sciences; chemistry; computer science; earth sciences; engineering; life sciences; mathematics; medical sciences; physics; planetary sciences; and space sciences. Many of the sponsoring laboratories are open to both US citizens and foreign nationals.
Associateship awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have had a doctoral degree for at least five years may receive awards for shorter periods. Annual stipends for 2011 range from $42,000 to $75,000, depending on the sponsoring laboratory. Graduate entry level stipends start at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.
Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The host laboratory provides facilities, support services, equipment and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program.
Remaining application deadlines for 2011 are May 1, August 1 and November 1 for reviews in mid-June, mid-September and mid-January respectively. Initial awards are announced immediately after each review; alternate candidate are notified at a later time.
For detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply, go online to www.national-academies.org/rap. If you have questions after reading that information, e-mail [log in to unmask]