From scientists and engineers to the administrative and technical staff that support the entire organization, NSF is where discoveries begin and careers are made. Since 1950, the primary goals of NSF have been to: promote the progress of science; advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense.
We are the leading funding source of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. As a result, we work with the best minds in science and technology. Our employees come from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds, enabling us to support NSF's broad range of initiatives. NSF is committed to helping their employees reach their fullest potential while maintaining a work environment which encourages innovation, celebrates diversity, and focuses on exceptional performance.