The National Science Foundation Arctic Sciences Section supports researchers conducting scientific field work in the eight Arctic nations, the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas. Arctic Sciences Section funded research logistics, including the operation and maintenance of research stations in Alaska and Greenland, are provided by Battelle Arctic Research Operations (ARO). The majority of employees are hired as support personal by Battelle ARO teaming companies: Battelle, UIC-Science, Polar Field Services, Stantec, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Other Arctic Sciences Section agencies and supporting organizations are listed below.
NSF contractors are equal opportunity employers. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply for participation in all aspects of arctic science logistics support and research. A number of NSF programs specifically encourage such participation and are described in the NSF’s Guide to Programs/Browse Funding Opportunities web page.
Apply with National Science Foundation Arctic Sciences Section Agencies and Supporting Organizations
- The National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Polar Field Services
- San Diego Supercomputer Center
- Toolik Field Station
- University of Colorado School of Medicine (UC-SOM)
- National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Researcher and educator support
- Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
- Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
- Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)
Opportunities with the U.S. Federal Government
For information on federal jobs and employment, go to USAJOBS, the official job site of the United States Federal Government.