National Fellowships

  • The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    This program is open to US citizens and legal permanent residents and offers a competitive stipend as well as insurance, relocation, and travel allowances. This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. This program has a rolling admission. Go to:

  • National Research Council of the National Academies

    The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at 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 and graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 and higher for additional experience. The 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.

    Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at: Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

    Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Sensors, Instrumentation and System Health Monitoring
    Seeking a candidate for a research associate position in the College of Engineering at The University of Akron. The candidate must have a MS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical Engineering or an equivalent area. A PhD degree is preferred, and candidates who will get their PhD degree in the next 12 months may apply.


    Candidates must have experience in the area of sensors (ultrasonics, strain gauges, accelerometers, etc.), instrumentation and data-acquisition systems, dynamic systems, controls, automation and programming in MATLAB. Knowledge of circuit design, PCB fabrication, biomedical instrumentation, developing test protocols and data analysis is highly desirable. The selected candidate will work with Dr. Ajay Mahajan, the Associate Dean for Research, in the general area of sensors, instrumentation and system health monitoring. Good communication skills are a requirement. Past work in proposal preparation, writing journal papers and developing budgets is desirable. The selected candidate will help develop a research laboratory in addition to conducting research.