Fellows are selected on the basis of their overall qualifications and proposals addressing specific areas defined by the host Navy laboratories. Applications are accepted and processed on an on-going basis.
Short-Term Fellowships of one to two months and Long-Term Fellowships of four to twelve months. Short-term restricted to individuals in Chicago. The annual deadline for the Long-Term Fellowships is in November. The annual deadline for the Short-Term Fellowships are in December.
Postdoctoral receive higher stipend based on the number experience past their PhD. Associates receive a stipend increase after one year of tenure. The annual deadlines are in February, May, August, and November.
There are different programs to accommodate the type of study and training scholars are invested in. Opportunities are given every year. The annual deadlines for these fellowships are in May, June, July, August, September, August, and November.