Job Overview


About the Agency

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The NSF is seeking candidates for a Program Director position within the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in the Division of the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP), Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Arlington, VA.

The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program is one of the major responsibilities of this Division.  The I/UCRC program stimulates industrial support of university research through the establishment of Centers that create long-term collaboration between the university and industry in research areas of high mutual interest.  Most Centers have an interdisciplinary research program to be responsive to the problems faced by industry.

More information about IIP and its Programs can be found at http:/


The incumbent is expected to serve as an effective program manager and provide oversight for the centers in the I/UCRC program. The incumbent must demonstrate the capability to work effectively with I/UCRCs and their constituencies. The incumbent is expected to function effectively both as an individual within the specific NSF program and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. The incumbent must also demonstrate a capability to work within NSF and across government agencies to promote NSF activities and to leverage program funds through interagency collaborations. The incumbent will be required to travel routinely to centers for meetings and site visits. 

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