Approximately 250 new full-time associateships will be awarded in 1983 for research in the earth sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences, space sciences, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics in the 1983 Research Associateship Awards Programs sponsored by the National Research Council (NRC). The programs provide Ph.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability with opportunities for research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the supporting laboratory.
Awards are made in most programs for a year with possible extensions through a second year. Senior applicants who have held the doctorate for at least 5 years may request shorter tenures. In a few programs, initial awards are made for 2 years with a possible third year of contractual support at an academic institution.