About the Portal


The National Science Foundation ADVANCE program began in 2001, and as of 2014 had awarded 297 grants to 199 institutions. In addition to large grants focused on "Institutional Transformation", the early years of the program included grants to individuals, called "Fellows", and smaller grants for "Leadership" programs. As the program matured, the Fellows and Leadership grants were discontinued, and planning grants called "IT-Catalyst" and "IT-Start" were added, along with "PAID" grants for Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination". In 2014, the PAID grants were discontinued in favor of "PLAN", Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks.

"The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to realize this goal are sought from women and men. Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women with disabilities and of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged."--From the NSF ADVANCE Webpage

To further ADVANCE's goal, this website attempts to catalog and make available the materials created by each ADVANCE grantee. Started in 2004, this portal represents the efforts of many diligent people to categorize the materials and best represent the data. For each resource, the link, title, organization, and author has been collated. In addition, a short description has been written to help provide a scannable view.

If you would like to provide feedback on this website or provide links to add, please contact us. We are always looking for ways to improve this website.



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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