Office of Sponsored Programs OSP Weekly 04/17/2019
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Limited Submission Opportunity
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Notify OSP of Interest
DEADLINE: 12:00 pm, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Email a summary paragraph and which proposal type to:
if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

Althea Sheets will email receipt received by 4:00 pm the same day (4/24/19) to ensure that your interest was received. 

No late submissions will be considered. 

If there are more than one interested faculty, you will be given additional information regarding a pre-proposal process on Friday, April 26th. 

Please pay special attention to the varied deadlines for proposal based on topical area selected.
Sponsor Deadline
May 2019 Adaptation and Partnership (FY 2019 Competition):
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 15, 2019, 5:00 pm PT
Full Proposal Deadline: May 22, 2019, 5:00 pm PT
Full Proposal Target Deadline: June 03, 2019 *ADVANCE will accept proposals before and after the target date.

Institutional Transformation:
Preliminary Proposal Target Deadline: October 1, 2019, 5:00 pm PT *Preliminary proposals are only required for IHEs that want a chance to submit a full Institutional Transformation Proposal.
Full Proposal Deadline: March 2, 2020
January 2020 Adaptation and Partnership (FY 2020 Competition):
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 1, 2019, 5:00 pm PT
Full Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2020, 5:00 pm PT
Institutional Limit
UNLV is limited to ONE proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation OR Catalyst.
Title and Description
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)

Program Solicitation: NSF-19-552

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The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce.

In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement, and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive.

All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies for STEM faculty in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation includes four funding tracks Institutional Transformation(IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty.
Additional Eligibility
  1. Please note that NSF ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research, or travel grants to individual students, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty to pursue STEM degrees or research.
  2. Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.