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The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation- ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) program.
Office for Research Development Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, August 10, 2015
Agency Letter of Intent due: October 5, 2015
Agency Deadline: November 3, 2016
Anticipated Funding Amount: $11,000,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 20
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Synopsis of Program:
The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. The Institutional Transformation (IT) track is meant to produce large-scale comprehensive change and serve as a locus for research on gender equity and institutional transformation for academic STEM. The Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst) track is meant either to conduct self-assessment or to implement unique strategies – either adapted from those found effective in the IT track or ones designed to be responsive to the unique environments of eligible institutions – and evaluate their effectiveness
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF- ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers- Institutional Transformation Catalyst (ADVANCE IT Catalyst) programs by the NSF letter of intent deadline.
Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.