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Applicant Eligibility Information

Disciplines Sought

Geospatial Information Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistical Forecasting, Geography, Computer Science, Visual Cognition, Data Science & Data Analytics, Computational Modeling, Human Computer Interaction, Astrophysics, Remote Sensing


As a mandatory prerequisite for the appointment to this facility, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. The program is open to qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. Some opportunities require a Top Secret Security Clearance (TSI) with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). This process can take up to 4-5 months to complete. Other non sensitive/non classified opportunities exist for Faculty and Senior Scientist.


The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses may be considered and reimbursed according to established policies. Limited travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project as approved. Appointments range from three months (summer appointment) to a semester (university faculty on sabbatical) to one-year. Appointments may total two-years in length based on program recommendation and funding.

Basis of Selection

Participants will be selected based on a Statement of Research Interests, relevant experience, academic performance, overall technical expertise, publications, recommendations, and compatibility of background with basic and applied research programs and projects at NGA and/or the host installation.

Statement of Research Interests

The Statement of Research Interests should describe previous research experience and outline the relevance to the project for which you are applying. It is a significant component of the selection criteria and should be no longer than four-pages. NGA and the selected candidate will work cooperatively to define mutual research assignments and goals in support of the NGA mission and the candidate’s educational pursuits. Applications submitted without a statement are incomplete and will not be considered until one is provided.


Please direct any questions or concerns to the recruiting team at or call (410) 306-9213.