In 2000 the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program was established to fund unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the IC. Funded primarily by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Program annually funds several Postdoctoral Fellows (Postdocs) from accredited colleges, universities, and U.S. Government laboratories across the country. Members of the IC identify research topics and Postdocs work locally with Research Advisors to develop and submit technical research proposals that align with the topics. The research is conducted by the Postdocs while working in partnership with a Research Advisor, and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community (IC Advisor).
Ultimately, the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program produces state-of-the-art research in disciplines relevant to the Intelligence Community while mentoring a new generation of American scientists. Postdocs who have completed their Ph.D. within the last 5 years are invited to identify a Research Advisor and collaborate in order to submit a research proposal that responds to the published research topics.
Postdocs are expected to complete 2 years of research on their project and will be evaluated after the first year. An optional third year of research may be funded if there is interest from the Postdoc, Research Advisor and IC Advisor. These supplemental research proposals should be submitted after the completion of the first year of research. Additional information is available in the FAQ section of the website or in the Information Packet provided after a fellowship has been awarded.
February 15, 2017
Research Opportunities Announced, Application Period Begins
February 15 - March 18, 2017
Research Related Question Period
April 15, 2017
Application Deadline, 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
June 20, 2017
July 8, 2017
Deadline for Postdoc and Research Advisor to Accept
August 5, 2017
Deadline for Submitting Required Appointment Documentation
October 1, 2017
Anticipated Start Date of the Appointment*
*Appointments may begin earlier than October 1 based on the academic calendar of the facility. A start date AFTER October 1 is possible if an alternate start date has been requested and approved by the Program.