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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.


2017 ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop October 8-10 Washington DC, April 06, 2017 by Peggy Layne

Information about the 2017 ADVANCE/GSE workshop is now available.

Call for Papers Prospectus Deadline

April 15, 2017

Call for Poster Abstracts Deadline

June 14, 2017

Call for Session Abstracts Deadline

June 21, 2017

Workshop Registration Discount Code Expires

July 15, 2017 

Hotel Reservation Deadline

September 8, 2017

Registration Deadline

September 8, 2017



New NSF ADVANCE solicitation 16-594, September 08, 2016 by Peggy Layne

A new solicitation from the NSF ADVANCE program is available here: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&from=fund


2016 ADVANCE/GSE Workshop Presentations, June 21, 2016 by Peggy Layne

The 2016 ADVANCE/GSE Workshop was held May 22 - 24. Presentations are available on the AWIS website at https://awis.site-ym.com/mpage/micro9.


NSF Guidance on TitleIX responsibilities, May 27, 2016 by Peggy Layne

NSF has issued guidance on the resposibility of grantees to ensure gender equity in their programs. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/titleix.jsp. A downloadable brochure can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/titleIX_brochure.pdf.


Presentations from ADVANCE GSE 2015 meeting now available, June 29, 2015 by Peggy Layne

The Association for Women in Science has posted links to presentations from the 2015 ADVANCE/GSE meeting here: https://awis.site-ym.com/general/custom.asp?page=ADVANCEGSE2015


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)

  • Letter of Intent Deadline Date:  October 5, 2015
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 3, 2015

Institutional Transformation (IT)

  • Letter of Intent Deadline Date:  November 5, 2015
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 20, 2016


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).


2014 ADVANCE Workshop Presentations, April 03, 2014 by Peggy Layne

Presentations from the 2014 ADVANCE Workshop are available on the AWIS website at https://awis.site-ym.com/?ADVANCE2014


StratEGIC Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change, March 07, 2014 by Peggy Layne

The StratEGIC Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change (www.strategictoolkit.org), launched at the recent ADVANCE PI meeting. The Toolkit highlights 13 of the most frequently used change interventions, offering a Brief on each one that highlights the rationale and purpose of the intervention, various models and examples of how the intervention might be used, and a discussion of the associated affordances and limitations.


Tools for Change in STEM, November 21, 2013 by Peggy Layne

The Tools for Change in STEM website provides "workshops in a box" and other resources about gender bias, family friendly policies, and the economics of retaining women in STEM.


ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network, November 21, 2013 by Peggy Layne

The new ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network website provides resources for program coordinators and links to the Women of Color Allies and Partners Toolkit.


New NSF PAID grantees announced, September 30, 2013 by Peggy Layne

Congratulations to the following institutions and organizations receiving PAID grants:

  • Stevens Instititute of Technology
  • Gulf Coast consortium: University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi, Bishop State Community College, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Yale University
  • University of Washington
  • Computing Research Association
  • Washington State University


From PhD to Professoriate, April 22, 2013 by Peggy Layne

From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women is a new resource book developed by the National Postdoctoral Association as part of NPA ADVANCE. The book provides an overview of our current understanding of the various factors impeding postdoc women's continuation in academia and recommended practices that have shown promise for aiding these women in overcoming these obstacles. The goal is to help focus institutions' efforts to support postdoc women to foster their career advancement.


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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