Other Fellowships

National Research Council Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducts the NRC Postdoctoral and Senior Awards program which offers competitive awards four times a year for postdoctoral and senior scientific research to be conducted in residence at participating US federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  Areas of research include infectious diseases, medical parasitology, epidemiology, malaria, enteric diseases, medical entomology, vaccine development and related diseases. Participating laboratories are:
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, MD
  • US Army Medical Research Unit, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft. Detrick, MD
  • Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD
  • Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA
  • Naval Health Research Center Detachment/Health Effects Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT
  • Chemical and Biological Defense Funded Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and Fort Detrick, MD
  • Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Award recipients design their own projects to be compatible with the research Interests of the sponsoring laboratory.  Annual stipends for recent PhD recipients range from $47,000 to $63,000 and higher for additional experience. Awards also include relocation, professional travel, and a health insurance plan.  Many opportunities are open to international applicants.  Annual application submission dates are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Applicants must contact prospective Advisers at the laboratory(s) to discuss research interests and funding possibilities. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online, can be found at www.nationalacademies.org/rap.