A national competition conducted by the National Research Council to recommend and make awards to outstanding scientists and engineers was described. Under this program, recent postdoctoral and experienced senior level researchers compete for tenure as guest researchers at participating NIOSH laboratories. It is anticipated that about 1,000 applications will be received for the nearly 300 new awards to be made in the 1988 program year. The mechanics of operation of the award decision making process were reviewed. Opportunities for research were presented in the fields of bioengineering, biological monitoring, cell physiology and biochemistry, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology and mutagenesis, noise, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics, radiofrequency radiation, stress and human factors, toxicology, and vibration. An index includes research advisers and administrative personnel in the divisions of biomedical and behavioral science, respiratory disease studies, and centers for disease control. Parent organizations that participate in the Resident Research Associateship Programs are listed along with their requirements for acceptance and the application deadlines.
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 32 pages