ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers: Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields.  The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type).  The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions.  Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate.  For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards.  Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.     The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM<a title="" name="_ftnref1" href="">[1]</a> careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers.  The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  There are three program tracks.  All projects are expected to build on prior ADVANCE work and gender equity research and literature to broaden the implementation of organizational and systemic strategies to foster gender equity in STEM academic careers.  All ADVANCE proposals are expected to recognize that gender does not exist in isolation from other characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, faculty appointment type, etc., and should offer strategies to promote gender equity for all faculty: <ul> <li>The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines.  IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics.  Projects that do not propose innovative strategies may be more appropriate for the Adaptation track.</li> <li>The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects.  Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE IT award.  Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.  </li> <li>The Partnership track will support partnerships of two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to increase gender equity in STEM academics.  Projects should have national or regional impact and result in systemic change within one STEM discipline, several STEM disciplines, or all STEM disciplines.  Partnering STEM organizations can include any entity eligible for NSF support.  Partners may include professional societies, industry, non-profit organizations, publishers, policy and research entities, state systems of higher education, higher education organizations, as well as institutions of higher education.  Partnership proposals must include a final year focused on sustainability and/or scale-up, communication, and evaluation. </li> </ul> For all proposals, ADVANCE is interested in supporting a range of non-profit academic institution types including: community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Alaska Native Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions and Non-tribal, Native American Serving Institutions), women's colleges, institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities, and master’s and doctoral level institutions. ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research grants, or travel grants to individual students, postdocs, or faculty.  Undergraduate STEM opportunities can be found at <a href=""></a> and graduate STEM opportunities at <a href=""></a>.  <div> <div id="ftn1"> <a title="" name="_ftn1" href="">[1]</a> All STEM fields supported by NSF are included in the ADVANCE program.  STEM includes the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences.  The program does not include clinical science faculty. </div> </div>
Federal Grant Title: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-594
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079, 47.083
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 11th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: January 11th, 2017
Posted Date: August 27th, 2016
Creation Date: August 27th, 2016
Archive Date: February 18th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $22,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 26
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 27th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - IT-Preliminary and Institutional Transformation (IT)proposals are accepted from public and private, non-profit, universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US, referred to in this solicitation as non-profit academic institutions. <ul> <li>Past or current ADVANCE IT awardees are not eligible.</li> <li>Due to the nature of an institutional change grant, partnerships of multiple academic institutions are not accepted unless the institutions are in the same State system or are multiple campuses of one institution and thus share common governance.</li> </ul> Adaptation proposals are accepted from either a non-profit non-academic organization, or from a public and private, non-profit, university or two- and four-year college (including a community college) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US, referred to in this solicitation as a non-profit academic institution. <ul> <li>Past or current ADVANCE IT awardees are not eligible.</li> <li>Proposals with more than one organization or academic institution should be submitted to the Partnership track.</li> </ul> Partnership proposals must include two or more partnering organizations and may include non-profit academic institutions and/or non-profit, non-academic organizations. <ul> <li>Prior ADVANCE support is not necessary to participate.</li> <li>Past or current ADVANCE grant recipients are eligible to participate in Partnership proposals. </li> </ul> ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network proposals may be submitted by a single non-profit academic institution or a non-profit, non-academic organization located in the US or by a collaborative partnership among institutions and/or organizations. ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation proposals may be submitted by three or more non-profit academic institutions located in the US that have had ADVANCE IT grants whose official grant period, including no-cost extensions, ended more than five years ago.
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