Increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematic careers.

In 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, more than 160 different institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations have received ADVANCE grants totaling over $270M between 2001 and 2016.

NSF ADVANCE funding opportunities (NSF 16-594): INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION (IT) supports development of innovative organizational change strategies to enhance gender equity in STEM academics in non-profit institutions of higher education. Projects must include comprehensive evaluation and rigorous social science research. All non-profit institutions of higher education that have not had a previous IT award are eligible to apply.

ADAPTATION supports adaptation and implementation of proven organizational and systemic change strategies for specific issues of gender inequity supported by an analysis of relevant data. These awards may be made to a single non-profit academic institution or organization that has not had an ADVANCE IT award.

PARTNERSHIP supports projects involving two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to undertake systemic change projects to enhance gender equity in STEM academics. Projects can focus on one or multiple STEM disciplines and should have national or regional impact. Partners should be strategically selected to meet project goals.

NSF ADVANCE website: http://www.nsf.gov/advance

Other Institutional Transformation projects (cohort 9- awarded 2018):