ADVANCE at Brown

The ADVANCE Program at Brown University

Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the ADVANCE Program at Brown University seeks to increase the retention and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering by making available those mechanisms that promote career success for all faculty scientists—mechanisms including mentoring, grant-seeking support, and tools for becoming leaders in academic and scientific communities. We also strive to transform the institution by utilizing the social science literature on gender equity in resources provided to department chairs and administrators in order to ensure the retention and advancement of women and minority scientists. ADVANCE at Brown awards grants for research and professional development, sponsors seminars and public lectures, provides grant librarian support, as well as networking opportunities that seek to foster faculty success.


Brown University is part of the third round (2006) of ADVANCE award recipients. Our assessment resources include the original Brown ADVANCE proposal, faculty composition data included as part of our annual reporting, and results from our internal and external evaluation.

Presentations and Guides

Find here a list of invited presentations as well as research guides and informational resources.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0548311.