Sponsored by National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Public, Private
Award(s): Approximately two IT grants up to $3 million for five years; six Adaptation grants up to $1 million for three years; six Partnership grants up to $1 million for three to five years; and six Catalyst grants up to $300,000 for two years are awarded.
Deadline(s): Partnership and Adaptation Letters of Intent are due August 1, 2022.
Focus: Engineering, Native/Tribal American, Professional Development, Special Needs, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Description: The Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) program invites systematic approaches to improve the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers and to develop innovative ways to promote gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The program is all about responding to the national need for developing a more diverse and talented science and engineering workforce. Both women and men are encouraged to provide creative strategies to excite women faculty with earned STEM degrees about academia as a viable and attractive career choice. Proposals that foster participation and advancement of academic women from underrepresented minority groups and women with disabilities are given particular attention.
All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies for STEM faculty in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation includes four funding tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst. Eligible applicants are nonprofit two- and four-year US universities and colleges, including community colleges, acting on behalf of their faculty members. In addition, nonprofit, non-academic organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities are also eligible. Applications must be submitted online.
Contact: Jessie DeAro, Program Director
The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230