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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the primary federal agency supporting research at the frontiers of knowledge, across all fields of science and engineering (S&E) and all levels of S&E education.
NSF-funded research and education projects-selected through competitive, merit based-review have fueled many important innovations that in turn have stimulated economic growth and improved the quality of life and health for all Americans.
As an NSF employee, you may be eligible to take advantage of the many civil service benefits offered to Federal employees. Many of the benefits are cost shared by the Government, keeping your cost down. Our benefits are comparable to and often better than those of many employers in private industry. Our fringe benefits program offers:
Wide variety of health insurance plans at government rates;
Low-cost life insurance coverage;
Comprehensive retirement benefits;
NSF is committed to provide a quality work environment for its employees.
The National Science Foundation is an Equal Opprtunity Employer
People at NSF come from all backgrounds with different skill sets, so the organization has helped foster various interest and activity groups. The NSF intranet and employee email groups can help you find people with common interests, build your personal network, and identify opportunities for collaboration across the agency. And while you build connections at NSF, you can also explore ways to advance your career and build your skills through eLearning, classroom courses, and off-site seminars and retreats.
Picture yourself at NSF and find out how you can be a part of where science begins.
NSF philosophy is to provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization.
The Foundation embraces our unique role supporting the fundamental, interdisciplinary, high-risk, and potentially transformative research and education that are central to the discovery of emergent properties and structures in physical, living, human, and engineering systems.
NSF envisions a nation that capitalizes on new concepts in science and engineering, and provides leadership in advancing research and education.