Corporate / management
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Corporate / management
NSF Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF-funded research and development activities are at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with academic research communities, formal and informal education organizations, industry, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. Within this context, Program Directors solicit, receive and review research and education proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards and undertake interaction with research communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF's strategic goals to 1.) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering, 2.) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education, and 3.) Excel as a Federal Science Agency. The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and high degree of personal integrity.
Program Directors are responsible for implementing the merit review process for proposals submitted to their respective programs within IIS.
Duties will include:
Professional analyses of proposals received and identification of the most meritorious proposals for award; negotiation of technical and financial revisions, as required; recommendations for proposal awards or declinations based on the merit of the activities proposed and availability of resources; monitoring the progress of awards managed through the review and evaluation of project reports and site visits, where applicable; management of grants and cooperative and interagency agreements to ensure the fulfillment of commitments to NSF; and contribution to the development of new solicitations and the initiation of new programmatic thrusts.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an IIS-related discipline. In addition, six or more years of successful research and/or research administration in an IIS-related field are required.