Women and Under-represented Minorities in STEM

Updated January 14, 2022

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Date

Name of Award

Description

Terms

To be announced

Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science

Grants are open to scholars who identify as women and who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or physical or biological sciences. AAUW follows the National Science Foundation’s definition of basic research: “activity aimed at acquiring new knowledge or understanding without specific immediate commercial application or use.”

 

$10,000-$35,000

Payment of the final 10% of the funds will be will be contingent upon publication of research results within six months of the end of the grant year.

January 19, 2022

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)

EHR supports projects that have the potential to improve student learning in STEM through development of new curricular materials and methods of instruction, and development of new assessment tools to measure student learning.

 

Limited: Limited opportunity (one proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst)

Track 1: Level 1 ($300K for 3 years); Level 2 ($300K - $600K for 3 years); Level 3 ($600K - $2M for 5 years)

           

Track 2: $150K - $300K for 2 years; Level 1 ($300K for 3 years); Level 2 ($300K - $2M for single institution and $300K - $3M for multiple institutions for 5 years)

 

LOI: First Monday in August annually (Adaptation and Partnership tracks)

 

Full Proposal: First Wednesday in November annually (Adaptation and Partnership tracks)

 

Flexible dates for Institutional Transformation (IT) and Catalyst proposals.

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. The program aims to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM2 faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession.

 

Limited: Limited opportunity (one proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst)

Adaptation ($1M for 3 years); Partnership ($1M for 5 years); Catalyst ($300K for 2 years); IT ($3M for 5 years).

September 27, 2021, and September 26, 2022

NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. 

 

Limited: One application per institution

$250K per year for 5 years

To be announced

Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs, as determined by each institution, within broadly defined areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.

$400K

January 27, 2022

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25)

Support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

 

Limited: One application per institution

$400K per year for 5 years