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NSF is located at Stafford Place, 4201 Wilson Boulevard in the Ballston section of Arlington, Virginia. NSF also has office space in the building next door, Stafford II. Our facility is convenient to the metrorail system (Ballston Station, Orange Line), metrobus line connections. (See the Arlington County Commuter Page for more commuting options.) Parking is available onsite as well as at several surrounding buildings.


As part of NSF's commitment to providing a quality work environment for its employees, it provides the following services.

  • The NSF Employees Association (which promotes recreation, welfare, and good fellowship among employees) will welcome your participation in such activities as educational programs, travel, picnics and similar social affairs.

  • The Credit Union offers complete banking services and provides excellent opportunities to invest your savings or borrow conveniently for many purposes.

  • The Wellness Program encompasses a range of employee assistance and health enhancement services, including a Health Services Unit that provides proactive health maintenance and employee assistance in confidential counseling and referral services.

  • Membership to the Physical Fitness Facility is open to all NSF employees at a nominal fee. Aerobic classes and yoga classes are also offered for a nominal fee.

  • The Science Fare is the NSF staff cafeteria, which carries a variety of breakfast, lunch and snack items.

  • Several conveniently located child care options are available, including the National Science Foundation Child Development Center located on the ground floor of NSF's main building, Stafford Place I and Ballston Children's Center ( located nearby. Other child care options can be found at:

  • You have the right to join or refrain from joining the Union, Local 3403, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO.


NSF's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (OEOP) is responsible for coordinating the agency's compliance with sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information, please contact OEOP at 703-292-8020.

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