ADVANCE at UNH
ADVANCE at UNH began with an ADVANCE PAID (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination) grant, funded by the National Science Foundation. The grant focused on increasing the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, which included awards for UNH Collaborative Scholarship and Karen Von Damm Leadership Development Grants.
ADVANCE Institutional Transformation
The ADVANCE IT grant, UNH Unbiased, builds on information gained in the ADVANCE PAID grant. It focuses on strengthening policies and practices to address gender imbalance, particularly in STEM disciplines. It will offer programs and activities in support of long-term institutional initiatives of:
will develop equitable recruiting practices and strategies to prevent the loss of valued faculty.
will be directed at improving departmental climates and practices to ensure long-term change.
will offer leadership skill deveopment opportunities for all academic leaders to encourage supportive climates.
will be accomplished by collecting insititutional data measuring these initiatives. Check back for reports.