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

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):12/28/16
Agency Deadline:04/12/17
Limit on Number of Proposals:One proposal to either IT or Adaptation Track- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16594/nsf16594.htm
Pivot Link:http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/71117

The ADVANCE program is centrally focused on funding projects to support systemic change for gender equity in STEM academic careers. All ADVANCE proposals are expected to address intersectionality and should offer strategies to promote gender equity for all faculty. The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers.

There are two limited submission program tracks:

  • The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines. IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics. Projects that do not propose innovative strategies may be more appropriate for the Adaptation track. The proposed issues that will be addressed should be based on institutional data and analysis that show a differential impact by gender on faculty outcomes such as but not limited to: hiring, tenure, promotion, salary, leadership participation, service work, job satisfaction, work-life balance, and research and teaching productivity.
  • The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE IT award. Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.

Institutional Transformation projects are five year awards up to $3,000,000.  Adaptation awards are up to $1,000,000 for three years.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.  Please also indicate the track being targeted – either IT or Adaptation – in the team member field

Please contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.


Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434