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    ADVANCE: Collaboration & Equity

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    An interdisciplinary team of UMass scientists and campus leaders.

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Fall 2019 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Recipients Announced

The ADVANCE program has announced that two research teams are recipients of ADVANCE’s first Collaborative Research Seed Grants. The competitive grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty. 


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.

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Job Opportunity: Research Collaboration Coordinator

The Research Collaboration Coordinator works as part of a team to support the 5-year UMass NSF ADVANCE grant project. They will support a variety of projects to support research collaboration, grant opportunities, cultivate campus-wide partnerships, and more.

Upcoming Events


Making Your Vote Count in Departmental Decision-Making

W. E. B. Du Bois Library 2601
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Building Equitable Collaboration Networks

Life Sciences Lab, S330-3340
12:30pm to 2:00pm
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UMass Amherst was awarded a 5-year (2018-2023) $3 million ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) grant to support our efforts at advancing gender equity. 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.