Associateship Programs at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This page provides specific information about the NRC Research Associateship Program at NIST.
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Click About RAP
to learn more about the Research Associateship Programs at the NRC.
When to Apply
This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
Click How to Apply
for information about reviews and review deadlines.
for overall eligibility criteria for RAP.
Research opportunities at NIST are open to U.S. citizens.
Research opportunities at NIST are open to Postdoctoral applicants.
Please note: Eligibility can vary for each research opportunity; be sure to check the
specific opportunity(s) in which you are interested.
Additional Information About National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST NRC Postdocs must conduct their research at an established NIST duty station -- Gaithersburg MD; Boulder CO; or Charleston SC. Applicants from the February 2022 competition that are offered awards must begin their tenure as a NIST NRC postdoc June 6, 2022 - December 5, 2022 of the same year that they applied. Applicants from the August 2022 competition that are offered awards must begin their tenure as a NIST NRC postdoc December 5, 2022 - June 5, 2023 of the following year that they applied. The exact start date window will be provided in the offer letter.