This webpage is a sub-collection of the Grant Programs webpage. The links on this webpage are a collection of grants to create change in policies or practices at the level of the Department.
The Earth Institute NSF ADVANCE program provides resources for divisions, departments, and research centers to increase the representation of women scientists. The objective of the awards is to 1) increase the number of women recruited, retained, and advanced, and 2) improve the climate for women scientists within divisions, departments, and centers.
ACES has given out Departmental Initiative Grants (DIGs) for department-wide activities in the 31 NSF-fundable Science and Engineering departments. These grants advanced the ACES mission and goals and supported initiatives to improve climate, enhance collegiality, stimulate greater inclusion of women and minority faculty, and promote positive department change.
CWRU’s ADVANCE program presented their initiatives to increase women in STEM at the 2007 PI Meeting. These initiatives (ex: department initiatives grants) span all the way from the top of academia down to campus.
The goal of NSF ADVANCE is to “increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers”. Research shows that department “climate” plays a significant role in a faculty member’s satisfaction, productivity and success in their career.
This award program will provide STEM and SBS units at UMaine with the opportunity to establish a climate that fosters the fair and equitable development of the professional careers of all faculty. Priority this year will be given to assisting STEM and SBS units with re-evaluation and subsequent updating of their faculty review procedures.
Our goal? Engage STEM women in cross-sectional (academia-industry-community) partnerships. We will build on partnerships that have resulted in unique opportunities for STEM faculty: the JPMorgan Chase Technology Center, the Biomaterials Institute, the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, and Welch Allyn's Blue Highway are just a few examples. The provision of opportunity grants and on-campus workshops/collaboration events are the two core activities in this initiative.
A central goal of the SU-ADVANCE initiative is to prepare women faculty to excel at the interface of interdisciplinary, cross-sector (academia-industry-community) research. Toward that end, funding is available through the SU-ADVANCE initiative to facilitate the development or enhancement of collaborations between female STEM faculty and their fellow researchers in for-profit industry, in government, or not-for-profit research labs or other organizations. These grants are aimed at heightening the professi
A central aim of the SU-ADVANCE program is to promote innovative programs that promote equity and inclusion for all faculty. Department/Center Mini – Grants will be awarded to individual departments/centers based on proposals that address this central aim.
The aim of this activity is to provide an avenue for ADVANCE Target Departments to improve the work climate for women faculty and support departments in their diversity efforts.
Mini-grants for innovative projects are being awarded to individual departments based on how well the proposed projects support the goals of the ADVANCE program. This initiative is meant to support departments in their diversity efforts and to provide an avenue for innovative strategies to promote the success of women STEM faculty.