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The goal of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is 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 men and women. Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged.

In 2008, this program will support the following types of ADVANCE projects:

  1. Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID) Awards (not a limited submission – NSF deadline is 1/17/08)
    Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards support analysis, adaptation, dissemination and use of existing innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing representation and participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. This category of award also supports proposals for developing national and/or discipline-specific leadership in enabling the full participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.
  2. Institutional Transformation (IT) Awards
    Institutional Transformation Awards support academic institutional transformation to promote the increased participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in academe. These awards support innovative and comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.
  3. Institutional Transformation Planning Grants (IT-Start)
    IT-Start awards support basic data collection and analysis functions necessary to understand the status of women faculty in academic science and engineering at institutions seeking institutional transformation. This category of award is intended to broaden the spectrum of institutions participating in ADVANCE activities. IT-Start awards seek to include institutions with varying institutional scope, sizes, experiences, and perspectives, for example (but not limited to): primarily undergraduate institutions, teaching intensive colleges, community colleges, minority-serving institutions (e.g. tribal colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic serving institutions) as well as women's colleges.

Because MU is limited to either one IT proposal or one IT-Start proposal for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a listing of the members of the institutional transformation leadership team; 2) an overview of the conceptual framework for the project; 3) the issues identified through analysis of institutional data; and 4) a summary of anticipated objectives, activities, and benchmarks.

Amount:

IT-Start: Up to $200,000 for a total period of 2 years
IT: Amount unspecified

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

December 6, 2007

URL for more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07582/nsf07582.htm

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in NSF-supported disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.

         
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