Are you interested in serving for a few years at NSF as a rotator?


March 19, 2021

The Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) occasionally has opportunities for temporary Program Director positions,  under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).  We are particularly interested in attracting community members with experience in the federal grant process (preparing proposals, reviewing proposals, and/or administering grants).  If you have an interest in applying for one of these positions, please read more about the process at the following link:

Dear Colleague Letter: Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) - Employment Opportunity for Program Director Positions

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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