Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

This program ensures that the intelligence community's research agenda addresses issues critical to effective intelligence capabilities.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation


Every year, senior scientists in the Intelligence Community identify research topics covering a range of disciplines. Principal investigators submit research proposals and, once selected, partner with a qualified Postdoctoral Fellow and an advisor in the Intelligence Community to research the designated topic.


Postdoctoral Fellows must be:

  • U.S. citizens.

  • Must be associated with an accredited U.S. university, college, non-profit research institution, or selected national laboratory.

  • Must have completed their PhD by the time of award.

For additional information, see the Program Call page.

How to Apply
For detailed application instructions, please see the Program Call page.