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Program Solicitation: ADVANCE – Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program is soliciting proposals seeking to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research on gender, racial and ethnic equity in STEM faculty in academic workplaces. All proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity.

This solicitation includes four funding tracks:

  • Institutional Transformation (IT): The IT track is designed to support the development, implementation and evaluation of systemic change strategies within institutions of higher education.
  • Adaptation: The Adaptation track is designed to support the work to adapt, implement and evaluate evidence-based systemic change strategies that have been shown to promote equity for STEM faculty in academic spaces.
  • Partnership: The Partnership track is designed to support the work to facilitate the broader adaptation of gender equity and systemic change strategies.
  • Catalyst: The Catalyst track is designed to broaden the types of institutions of higher educations that are able to undertake data collection and institutional self-assessment work to identify systemic gender inequities impacting their STEM faculty.

Please note that NSF ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research, or travel grants to individual students, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty to pursue STEM degrees or research.

The preliminary proposal target date is April 22, 2021. For more information, please click the link provided below.

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