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Research Associate Programs at Naval Research Laboratory

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
  • Click About RAP to learn more about the Research Associateship Programs at the NRC.

When to Apply

This Agency participates in all reviews.

You can read How to Apply for the application review schedule and important information for applicants.


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.

Note: Eligibility can vary for each research opportunity. Be sure to check the specific opportunity(s) in which you are interested.

Additional Information on the Naval Research Laboratory

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.


Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) - Washington, D.C.
Ms. Erica Deschak (202) 767-8323
Ms. Annemarie Slattery (202) 767-8320
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Eric Basques 202-334-2707
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