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Associateship Programs at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

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

  • Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NRL.
  • Click to learn more about Naval Research Laboratory
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  • 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 NRL are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Research opportunities at NRL are open to Postdoctoral applicants.

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

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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$81,548 $3,000

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

Additional Information About Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

NRL Research Associateship Awards are made for one year. Awards may be renewed for a second and third year, upon mutual agreement of the Laboratory Program Representative, Research Adviser and Associate, pending the availability of funds. Renewals are generally for 12 months, but in special cases can be granted for less than 12 months but at least 6 months. In some cases an extension may be requested to bring research to a logical conclusion of up to 3 months.

Dual Citizenship:If offered an award, those who hold another citizenship in addition to that of the United States must provide the following to NRL security before beginning tenure:

  1. A statement expressing their willingness to renounce their dual citizenship
  2. A receipt that they have relinquished their passport at the embassy (alternatively, awardees may relinquish their non-US passport to NRL’s Personnel Security Office on tenure start date)


Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) - Washington, D.C.
Ms. Erica Deschak (202) 767-8323
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Eric Basques 202-334-2707
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