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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.


New article by Mary Anne Holmes gives overview of ADVANCE program, February 09, 2015 by Peggy Layne

Holmes, M.A. 2014. Advancing women in oceanography: How NSF's ADVANCE program promotes gender equity in academia. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:30–38, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.112.


New ADVANCE Solicitation Available, January 29, 2015 by Peggy Layne

Proposals are solicited for ADVANCE Institutional Transformation and Catalyst grants:

Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Institutional Transformation (IT)


ADVANCE/GSE Meeting 2015, November 13, 2014 by Peggy Layne

Leaders of both the ADVANCE and the Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) communities will meet together at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD from May 31-June 2, 2015. 

Organized by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the 2015 Broadening Participation through Innovations for Institutional and Educational Transformation workshop will focus on gender-based privilege and underrepresentation to address the persistent gender and racial disparities in STEM education and the STEM academic workforce.

Registration and the call for abstracts are here: https://awis.site-ym.com/page/micro0/?


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ADVANCE Grantees

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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 Listserve

This mailing list is for the use of the ADVANCE PIs, Directors, and Program Developers. It will enable us to share best practices, helpful web sites and programs, discuss common goals, etc. You can subscribe here.

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