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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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Upcoming Webinar: Including Individuals with Disabilities in STEM Courses, Research, and Careers


The March Expert Panel for the STEM for All Multiplex Theme of the Month is being held this month with the theme of Including Individuals with Disabilities in STEM Courses, Research, and Careers. The webinar is bringing together four leaders in the efforts to make STEM fields more accessible to students with disabilities. 

Panelists include: 

  • Richard E. Ladner, PI of AccessComputing and Professor Emeritus in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.
  • Sheryl Burgstahler, Director of Accessible Technology Services and the DO-IT Center, and Co-PI of AccessComputing. 
  • Jeanne Reis, M.Ed., Co-Director of the ASL Ed Center, and developer of ASL Clear, a STEM learning app centered in American Sign Language linguistic principles. 
  • Dr. Emily Moore, Director of Research and Accessibility for PhET Interactive Simulations in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The webinar panel will be held on March 24, 2021 at 3 PM ET. For more information, or to register, please click the link below.

 

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