College of Graduate Studies

External Research and Fellowship Opportunities

NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

  • The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
  • These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. 
  • These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
  • Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or
  • There are four annual review cycles.
    • Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
    • Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
    • Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
    • Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.
  • Please visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs website, detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating 

ETS Fellowship and Internship Programs in Research & Development

  • Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students
  • Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

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College of Graduate Studies
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Toledo, OH 43606

Questions About Your Degree Progress?

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Last Updated: 10/12/22