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Welcome to the home page of the Advance Portal Website. This site aims to link the activities of NSF Advance grant recipients. You can find information by using the menus to the left of the page or the search feature on the right. If you have any questions about anything here or know of links that should be added, feel free to contact us.


Gender Transformations in the Academy, October 28, 2014 by Peggy Layne

Several ADVANCE colleagues have contributed chapters to Gender Transformations in the Academy (Advances in Gender Research, Vol 19). A summary report is available at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/pdf/gender_booklet.pdf.


Congratulations and welcome to new ADVANCE grant recipients, August 26, 2014 by Peggy Layne

Institutional Transformation grants awarded in 2014:

  • University of Delaware
  • Oregon State
  • University of Houston
  • North Carolina A&T

IT-Catalyst grants awarded in 2014:

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bridgewater State College
  • CUNY City College
  • University of Texas San Antonio


Alliances for Advancing Academic Women: Guidelines for Collaborating in STEM Fields, May 09, 2014 by Peggy Layne

Alliances for Advancing Academic Women: Guidelines for Collaborating in STEM Fields, is now available for purchase. Funded by an NSF ADVANCE-PAID grant to five universities in Florida, this book describes the activities and learning from the project. Links to the new book, including the table of contents and publisher, are available on the Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE) web site: http://aafawce.eng.usf.edu/advancepaid/. The three editors are Penny J. Gilmer (FSU), Berrin Tansel (FIU), and Michelle Hughes Miller (USF).


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“The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.” more


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ADVANCE Toolkits

The methods and procedures outlined in these toolkits will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements and conduct effective program evaluations. Toolkits are available here.

AIM Network

The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network connects change leaders at ADVANCE grantee institutions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. advanceaimnetwork.org