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    Why ADVANCE?

    Through the power of collaboration UMass ADVANCE transforms the campus by cultivating faculty equity, inclusion and success.

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    Meet the ADVANCE Team

    An interdisciplinary team of UMass scientists and campus leaders.

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Collaborative Research Seed Grants

Grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass faculty. Grants will contribute to the mission of the ADVANCE program in advancing women faculty and women faculty of color in STEM.

Why ADVANCE?

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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ADVANCE Faculty Fellows

ADVANCE Faculty Fellows will partner with the ADVANCE-IT Team, providing recommendations and feedback about ADVANCE programming and resources, and promoting ADVANCE program efforts in their departments. We seek one faculty member from each department for a twelve-month term.

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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.