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.

Apply for a Mutual Mentoring Grant

Now seeking faculty proposals for the ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Team Grant Program for projects to begin in the 2020-21 academic year. Priority mentoring areas include projects aimed at helping faculty build inclusive communities, engage in research collaboration and participate in shared decision-making. Team grants are faculty-driven, context-sensitive mentoring projects, orchestrated by teams that conceive and carry out their own project plans. ADVANCE provides support of up to $6,000 per award.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines


The Art of Collaboration (With Office of Faculty Development and ISSR)

Life Sciences Lab, S330-3340
9:00am to 11:00am

Equity-Minded Faculty Workload Reform (Part 1)

Campus Center, Amherst Room
8:45am to 10:30am

Equity-Minded Faculty Workload Reform (Part 2)

Campus Center, Amherst Room
10:45am to 12:15pm
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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.