NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support:
Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
Enhances the nation's security.
Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.
With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2017), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
June 2019 - July 2019
College Station, TX
“I was able to conduct my own research as an undergraduate, with the help of a professor and graduate student at Texas A&M University. I was also able to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to present my research at the Southern Demographic Association 2019 Annual Meeting. ”
May 2013 - July 2013
Baton Rouge, LA
“It was an awesome experience. I learned that conducting research is multidisciplinary.”