This is a Limited Submission funding opportunity. Please follow the campus procedure outlined below
Title:  Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - Limited Submission
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Eligibility:  UCSB is allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track, but not both. There is no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation. These are not part of this limited submission process.
Campus Procedure:  

Interested investigators must submit a notice of intent to Kelly Pillsbury at by Monday, December 12th at 5 p.m. The notice should include:

  • PI Name
  • Names of co-PIs or collaborators
  • Track (IT, Adaptation)
  • Brief description of the proposed project (no more than one paragraph)

If more than one potential project is identified, pre-proposals will be requested and a review process will be developed. Please contact Meredith Murr, ext. 3925 or with any questions about the program or campus process.

Summary:  The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Solicitation Number:  NSF 16-594
Agency Contact:  Sharon Bird, 703/292-5178,
Area(s):  Eng, MLPS, SS
Selected Team(s):  
Kelly Bedard