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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

National Science Foundation, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Headquarters
(see all US Federal Agencies)

Explore all postings for this grant program:
  • Original Grant - Apr 18, 2005
Applications Due:


Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 15, 2005 (Leadership Awards) Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 22, 2005 (Institutional Transformation Awards) Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 27, 2006 (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination)

total funding: $10,000,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 15
type of funding: Grant
Description:

The pursuit of new scientific and engineering knowledge and its use in service to society requires the talent, perspectives and insight that can only be assured by increasing diversity in the science, engineering and technological workforce. Despite advances made in the proportion of women choosing to pursue science and engineering careers, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in almost all science and engineering fields, constituting only approximately 25% of the science and engineering workforce at large, and less than 21% of science and engineering faculty in 4-year colleges and universities. Women from minority groups underrepresented in science and engineering constitute only about 2% of science and engineering faculty in 4-year colleges and universities.

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to realize this goal are sought from men and women. Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged.

In 2005-2006, this program will support the following types of ADVANCE Projects:

Institutional Transformation Awards support academic institutional transformation to promote the increased participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in academe. These awards support innovative and comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.
(Deadline July 22, 2005)

Leadership Awards support the efforts of individuals, small groups, or organizations in developing national and/or discipline-specific leadership in enabling the full participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.
(Deadline July 15, 2005)

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination Awards support the analysis, adaptation, dissemination and use of existing innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing representation and participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.
(Deadline January 27, 2006)

Who can apply:

Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Education and Human Resources
Engineering Grants
Geosciences
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

More Information:

NSF Publication 05-584

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Address Info:

National Science Foundation, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Headquarters

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