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Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) - Boulder

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) Boulder is designed by the NIST Boulder Laboratories to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Fellowships are awarded to assure continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States.

For additional information about research areas at NIST go to

All PREP-Boulder applicants must be full-time students, who are U.S. citizens (or hold permanent residence visas) and have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Contact Information: Cindy Kotary, 303-497-3319 or

Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) - MML

Material Measurement Lab (MML) offers a PREP program at their NIST facility in Gaithersburg, MD and in Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit

Contact Information: Bill Clark, 303.497.3268 or

Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) - CTL

A Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) 2016-NIST-PREP-CTL-01 is available on requesting proposals from colleges and universities interested in participating in a PREP-Boulder cooperative agreement that will run for up to two years. A copy of the accompanying General Terms and Conditions for PREP-CTL may be found here.

Eligibility for PREP-CTL is limited to accredited institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in academic disciplines relevant to the technical programs of the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For the purposes of this FFO, these disciplines include (but may not be limited to) computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or electronics. Institutions must offer both four-year undergraduate and graduate degree plans and also offer post-doctoral fellowships.

The standard application package, consisting of the standard forms, i.e., SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B, SF-LLL, and the CD-511, is available at

Contact Information: Cindy Kotary, 303-497-3319 or

Created: Aug. 24, 2000
Last updated: 10/20/15



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