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NSF: ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NSF 20-554

This program seeks applications... to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies 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, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession.

USC may submit only one proposal to the IT-Pre-liminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst awards, and may submit only one proposal to the Partnership award.

Your application submission(s) MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a standard NIH formatted biosketch and a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by June 6, 2022.

NSF indicates that a letter of intent IS REQUIRED by August 1, 2022 and a preliminary proposal is REQUIRED by April 27, 2023. A full proposal is due November 11, 2023.

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