The Professional Research    
Experience Program (PREP)

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) offers opportunities for research training jointly between the University of Maryland, College Park and NIST Gaithersburg. Opportunities may be available for (UMCP) undergraduates, post-baccalaureate and post-master’s students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers (more than 5 years after doctoral degree), and academic affiliates (typically, current faculty members). New opportunities will be posted here regularly. 

To be considered for a position, we ask that you submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae. 

To apply for any of these opportunities, please click on the corresponding link below.                      



Document Requirements For Applying To The  Professional Research Experience Program                                                                   
  • Allowed files types for cover letter and curriculum vitae: .pdf picture_as_pdf (.doc, .docx)note_add
  • Maximum file size for submissions: 8 MB
  • Please address any questions to