Initiatives at UW
Faculty Focused Initiatives
UW ADVANCE also coordinates one of the campus lactation rooms and leads the PEERs Program, a program focused on increasing the participation of underrepresented undergraduate students in the College of Engineering by improving the climate for women, minorities, and people with disabilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The University of Washington Transitional Support Program (TSP) is also administered through UW ADVANCE. This is separate from the TSP program that was part of the original ADVANCE Institutional transformation grant. For information about the current TSP program, visit the UW research funding opportunities page.
Under the original ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant, UW ADVANCE also offered the Transitional Support Program (TSP), the Cross-Department Cultural Change Program (CDCCP), the Visiting Scholars Program (VSP), and the Department Transformation Grants (DTG). The TSP program offered grants to outstanding science, engineering and mathematics (SEM) faculty (regardless of gender) who were in the midst of major life transitions, either professional or personal, which could have impeded their career momentum. TSP related resources can be found here. The CDCCP program brought groups of faculty from several ADVANCE departments together to build personal leadership skills and work on a department-specific cultural change project. More CDCCP info here. The VSP brought nationally-recognized scholars in STEM or in fields that study STEM workforce issues to UW for a visit. DTGs provided funds to departments to address improving departmental culture through creating opportunities for women and minorities and departmental cultural change.