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NSF: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) NSF 16-594

The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM[1] 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.

USC may submit only one proposal to each of the following program tracks:

The Institutional Transformation (IT) track, which 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.

The Adaptation track, which supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects or those made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.

Your submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President of Research. Please submit a two-page abstract via email to Richard White( by March 2, 2018 for the Institutional Transformation (IT) track and by June 27, 2018 for the Adaption track . Each abstract should include a CV.

NSF indicates that a preliminary proposal is due for the Institutional Transformation (IT) track by April 11, 2018, and a final proposal is due January 16, 2019.

NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent is due by August 8, 2018 for the Adaptation track,and a final proposal is due September 12, 2018.

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