Limited Submission Programs - NSF - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
OSP Deadline 11/05/12
Funding Agency Deadline

Letter of Intent (REQUIRED): 10/05/12

Full proposal: 11/08/12

Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The ADVANCE Program is divided into two tracks: IT/IT Catalyst and PAID

Proposals are accepted on a biennial basis. For this solicitation, PAID proposals will be accepted in 2012; IT and IT Catalyst proposals will be accepted in 2013.

There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted. Therefore, there is no limited submission call for the PAID track of this solicitation.

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID)

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations. PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences. Projects may have an international, national, regional or local scope.

Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting a PAID proposal. Any institution meeting the minimum eligibility requirements may apply for a PAID award (see Eligibility Information below).

Proposals for PAID awards from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that there may be significant differences in the issues facing faculty in these institutions, compared to faculty in other types of institutions, that will warrant development of unique strategies and/or adaptation of proven strategies in a unique way to achieve ADVANCE Program goals.

Important Notes on ADVANCE Projects

ADVANCE does not support activities to increase or retain the number of women entering into or persisting in STEM doctoral degree programs; rather the program focuses on ensuring that women faculty consider academia as a viable and attractive career option. As such, no student training initiatives/activities should be proposed.

ADVANCE funds, in general, cannot be used to support dependent care costs. However, costs incurred by the awardee organization under employee morale and welfare for dependent-care expenses (daycare facilities or other child/elder care arrangements) may be allowed, provided these types of expenses are charged through the application of fringe benefits or indirect costs (also known as Facilities & Administrative Costs). Any such charges must be made in accordance with established awardee institutional policy as approved by the cognizant agency and consistently applied to both Federal and non-Federal sponsors. For more information on the allowability of dependent care costs, visit the following NSF website:

Special populations of women, for the purposes of the ADVANCE Program, include women of diverse characteristics and backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, disability status and sexual orientation.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed

Please read the Funding or Award Criteria

Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.



Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

N/A – PAID track not limited. See full solicitation for details.

Posting Date 07/17/12