Associateship Programs at National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This page provides specific information about areas of research at NIH.
Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NIH.
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 General Eligibility Criteria
for overall eligibility criteria for the RAP program.
Research opportunities at NIH are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens.
Research opportunities at NIH are open to Regular and Senior 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.
$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
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.