NSFThe National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program aims to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. The ADVANCE Program supports leadership, dissemination, planning, and institutional transformation grants.

For more information about the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, click here.

The Institutional Transformation Award supports academic institutional transformation by promoting the increased participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in academe. These awards support innovative and comprehensive programs that engage leadership at the highest levels of the institution to affect systemic change, which includes changes in policy.

Northeastern University is 1 of 9 planned new Institutional Transformation sites in 2008 that will join a group of 28 NSF-funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) sites across the country.

For a full list of participating schools see: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/advance/itwebsites.jsp

Virginia Tech maintains a portal website that summarizes activities from all ADVANCE sites. See http://www.portal.advance.vt.edu.