The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program was established in 2000 to fund basic research in areas of interest to the Intelligence Community. Today, the Program annually funds first- and second-year Postdoctoral Fellows researching topics as varied as molecular biology, nanotechnology, and robotics.

The IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program ensures that the IC research agenda addresses issues critical to effective intelligence capabilities. 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. Together, they produce state-of-the-art research while creating invaluable relationships for the future.

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UPDATE: All proposals have been reviewed and evaluated.  The evaluation panel has convened and put forth their recommendations for award.  We are in the process of briefing senior leadership in order to award the 2014 IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program grants.  It is anticipated that notification emails will be sent to all offerors in mid-June.  If you do not receive notification by 1 July 2014, please contact the grants officer, Mary S. at

2014 Cycle Dates


Request Topics and Résumés from IC Advisors

19 August 2013

IC Advisors

Question and Answer Meeting

29 August 2013

IC Advisors

Topics and Résumés Due

1 November 2013

Selection Panel

Topic Evaluation and Selection

6 November 2013


Preliminary Topics Released to Universities, Colleges, and U.S. Government Laboratories
(see updated Program Call page)

23 December 2013


Research Solicitation Released to Universities, Colleges, and U.S. Government Laboratories

27 January 2014

Principal Investigators

Deadline to submit questions regarding the Research Solicitation

14 February 2014 at 5:00pm

Principal Investigators

Deadline to submit research proposals in response to the Research Solicitation

21 February 2014 at 5:00pm

IC Advisors

Proposal Evaluation Training

5 March 2014

IC Advisors

Deadline for Evaluations

26 March 2014

Selection Panel

Proposal Evaluation and Selection

09 April 2014

Fellows & IC Advisors

Attend IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Colloquium United States Institute of Peace (28 April is a FELLOWS ONLY Orientation)

29 April – 1 May 2014


Notification of Awards and Declinations and New Grants Issued

June - July 2014

Updated May 26, 2014
* Subject to programmatic and budgetary considerations
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