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NSF ADVANCE

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Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Program of the National Science Foundation

Next deadline expected December 2008.

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NSF Crosscutting and NSF-wide Active Funding Opportunities

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  • 3-5 year duration
  • 69% indirect costs

Program Award Types:

  • Institutional Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Fellowships

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to realize this goal are sought from men and women. Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged.

I. Institutional Transformation Awards

Institutional Transformation Awards support academic institutional transformation to promote the increased participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in academe. These awards support innovative and comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.

II. Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards support the efforts of individuals, small groups, or organizations in developing national and/or discipline-specific leadership in enabling the full participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

III. Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination Awards

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination Awards support the analysis, adaptation, dissemination and use of existing innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing representation and participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Last updated 10/07/2011