The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Misra on Team Working on Advancement of Underrepresented Faculty

Professor Joya Misra of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and the Department of Sociology is a co-principal investigator on a $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant received by the university to support the professional advancement of underrepresented faculty members in STEM fields.

The five-year grant brings together an interdisciplinary team from across campus to develop an innovative model that focuses on using collaboration as a tool for fostering equity for faculty of color and women in science and engineering. It’s believed to be the largest social science-led interdisciplinary grant ever awarded to UMass Amherst.

“This highly competitive grant will be a tremendous boost for our continuing efforts to create a campus environment that supports the success of all members of our community,” said UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. “I commend the faculty team for developing a winning proposal that envisions a new and bold way for the university to promote the success and professional growth of our faculty.”

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October 4, 2018