Florida Atlantic University's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation-Catalyst (IT-Catalyst) program seeks to conduct self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and the review of relevant policies and procedures, to provide the foundation necessary to undertake institutional transformation.

The goal of the National Science foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in academic science and engineering careers, thereby developing a more diverse science and engineering workforce. 

ADVANCE encourages institutions of higher education and the broader science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators.  As such, ADVANCE is an integral part of the NSF’s multifaceted strategy to broaden participation in the STEM workforce, and it supports the critical role of the Foundation in advancing the status of women in STEM academic careers.


Key Aims:

To achieve the proposed IT-Catalyst project goals, the specific aims are as follows: 


NSF ADVANCE Research Mentoring Program

NSF ADVANCE Research Mentoring Program Guidelines - Summer 2020

NSF ADVANCE Research Mentoring Application Forms - Summer 2020

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