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Associateship Programs at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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

  • Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NIST.
  • Click to learn more about National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • 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.


Click Eligibility 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.

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

Please note: Eligiblity requirements can vary for each research opportunity; be sure to check the specific opportunities in which you are interested.


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$69,533 $3,000

All Associates will receive a stipend increase after one year of tenure.

Additional Information About National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Prior affiliation includes direct full-time employment relationships with the laboratory. Research contracts with universities that provide support for graduate students or faculty who perform research on campus are not ordinarily considered to be disqualifying. In addition, affiliations such as term appointments and direct contracts are allowable, as long as the research in the proposal represents a different research aspect than currently being done.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Gaithersburg, MD
Ms. Chantale Denis 301.975.2722
Dr. Susan F. Heller-Zeisler 301.975.3111
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Ray Gamble 202-334-2787
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