• 2021 Faculty Peer Mentoring Award Winners

  • 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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    2020 ADVANCE Collaborative Seed Grant Winners Announced

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UMASS ADVANCE: Innovative Program Hits the Mark for Faculty Equity

UMass Amherst has put major muscle behind ADVANCE, a collaborative quest begun in 2018 to transform UMass into a place where every faculty member, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, or sexuality, feels respected and has equal professional opportunities.

Interview on the Dignity and Respect in Action Podcast

DARIA Podcast welcomes Dr. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Dr. Ethel Mickey, Dr. James Allan, and Dr. Nilanjana Gupta for a conversation on the NSF grant funded ADVANCE program at UMass Amherst. This series is brought to you by the UMass Office of Equity and Inclusion, and features members of the University community and other experts in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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.

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. 

Upcoming Workshops and Deadlines


Supporting Queer and Trans Faculty

Via Zoom
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Negotiating for Equity

Via Zoom
11:00am to 12:30pm
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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.