ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers: Partnership
National Science Foundation (NSF)Suggest an update
Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000
Next deadline: Dec 9, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)
Later deadlines: Jan 13, 2021 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: College / University
Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The ADVANCE program is designed to address gender equity through the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of women in academic institutions. Proposals should identify key barriers to gender equity, recognizing that these may exist in multiple forms (e.g., in policy, practice, culture, and climate) and design or adapt strategies to address these barriers. Because the experiences of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic careers may be influenced by many characteristics in addition to gender, all ADVANCE proposals are expected to take this into account in proposal design, research, evaluation, and data (see additional review criteria). These characteristics might include race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type, and/or other characteristics relevant to the systemic gender equity issues to be addressed in the ADVANCE proposal.
ADVANCE projects require multidisciplinary teams with a range of expertise to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate the project. The team of principal investigators is expected to be representative of the theoretical, methodological and contextual expertise necessary based on the proposed project activities, research, and evaluation.
ADVANCE proposals may include financial support for students and postdoctoral scholars who are doing work on the ADVANCE project implementation or on the ADVANCE research. However, ADVANCE proposals cannot include programming or financial support for STEM students or postdoctoral scholars not directly working to implement the ADVANCE project.
Three to five-year projects involving two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to undertake systemic change projects to enhance gender equity in STEM academics.
Partnering STEM organizations can include any entity eligible for NSF support. Partners should be strategically selected to meet the goals of the project and may include professional societies, industry, non-profit organizations, publishers, policy and research entities, state systems of higher education, higher education organizations, as well as academic institutions.
Partnership projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or only one STEM discipline.
Projects should have national or regional impact and result in systemic change. Partnership projects are expected to build on prior
ADVANCE work and the gender equity and organizational change research literature to broaden the adaptation of organizational
change strategies to enhance gender equity in STEM academics. A wide range of activities can be undertaken as part of a
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