• Antiracist Action in the UMass ADVANCE Program

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    ADVANCE: Collaboration & Equity

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    Take an ADVANCE Workshop (Currently Online)

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    Meet the ADVANCE Team

    An interdisciplinary team of UMass scientists and campus leaders.

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    Faculty Mentor Award Winners

    The mentoring of our winners ensures that faculty members excel in their careers, and to helps develop a more inclusive environment at the university.

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    Grant Winners Announced

UMass ADVANCE Announces 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

The 39 selected faculty, each representing different departments, will be partnering with the UMass ADVANCE leadership team to promote gender equity for faculty at UMass. 


Through the power of collaboration UMass ADVANCE transforms the campus by cultivating faculty equity, inclusion and success. ADVANCE provides the resources, recognition and relationship building that are critical to equitable and successful collaboration in the 21st century academy.

UMass ADVANCE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering.

2020 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Winners

The ADVANCE program has announced that three research teams are recipients of ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants for 2020-2021. These competitive grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty.

Upcoming Workshops and Deadlines

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UMass ADVANCE is funded by a five-year (2018-2023) $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to advance gender equity for UMass Amherst faculty. The grant is titled Collaboration and Equity: The Resources, Relationships, and Recognition (R3) Model for Advancing Women and Underrepresented Faculty in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation #1824090. Read more about the UMass NSF ADVANCE grant.