ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions

The National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, 19-552¬† contributes to the NSF’s goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce. In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity.

The goal of the NSF ADVANCE program is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM  faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and 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. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive.

A required letter of intent is due by Friday, November 1, 2019. If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please contact OSRP.