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Associateship Programs at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

  • Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NIH.
  • Click to learn more about National Institutes of Health
  • Click About RAP to learn more about the Research Associateship Programs at the NRC.

When to Apply

This Agency participates in all reviews.

Click How to Apply for information about reviews and review deadlines.


Click Eligibility for overall eligibility criteria for RAP.

Research opportunities at NIH are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens.

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

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

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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation

$3,000 Supplement for MD (in addition to PhD)
$2,000 Supplement for MPH (in addition to MD or PhD)
$10,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Engineering, Pharmacokinetics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Structural Biology

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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


NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Ray Gamble 202-334-2787
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