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Professional Development - Professional Development Grants

As part of UMaine’s NSF supported ADVANCE Project, funds will be available to faculty in STEM and social and behavioral science (SBS) fields, and to other faculty who directly promote ADVANCE-related efforts aimed at increasing the representation and advancement of women in the academic STEM and SBS careers.  

The 2015-2016 grants competition is now open!  



Click on the links below to view or print the  updated RFPs and required application materials.

Professional Development Grant Links 2015-2016

Grant funds, in general, may be used to support: visiting scholars; PI travel to plan and conduct collaborative research; travel to UMaine from other UMS campuses; release time for professional development opportunities; equipment and summer salary to collect preliminary data to support research and proposal development; administrative internships; and other efforts supporting ADVANCE goals. Please refer to specific RFPs for additional detail and budget guidelines.

  All applicants must describe how their proposed plan will influence the careers of  STEM/SBS women, either directly or indirectly.

Program Guidelines 2015-2016 (PDF)

Event Co-sponsorship Application Form (PDF) Deadline: DEC 11 

Event Co-sponsorship Budget Form (xls)

Research Seed and Leadership Development Grants Application Form (PDF)

Research Seed and Leadership Development Grants Budget & Budget Justification Form (xls)

Leadership & Professional Development Activities (PDF) Use this link to explore some funding-eligible opportunities.

ADVANCE Rising Tide Grants Program FAQ (PDF)

NSF Supported Disciplines (PDF)





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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469