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Professional Development Grants - Program Guidelines Fall/Winter 2013

The Rising Tide Center is pleased to offer a fourth round of grant awards with funds available to support a variety of  research and professional development activities. Funds will be available to faculty in STEM-SBS fields, and to others who  directly promote ADVANCE  related efforts.

Submission Deadline (Fourth Round): January 15, 2014.  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 1, 2014!

Professional Development Grants support projects in two categories. Use the links below to review the RFPs and to access submission instructions and required forms.

Research Seed Grants

Leadership Development and Career Advancement

Climate Awards (Dept./Unit Awards) seek to improve departmental climate by establishing fair and equitable faculty assessment measures and guidelines. Click on the link below to access the RFP, instructions, and related documents.

Department/Unit Awards

As a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, UMaine’s Rising Tide Center shares the ADVANCE Program goal of “increasing the representation and advancement of women in the academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce” at the University of Maine.  To this end, we are providing opportunities to foster the professional development of women in the STEM and social and behavioral sciences (SBS) at the University.  These grants are aimed at reducing isolation and encouraging the building of collaborative, collegial relationships across the UMaine system, the state, and nationwide, thereby facilitating retention, promotion and advancement of women faculty.  Grants may fund:

   Grantees will present their findings or report on funded  activities at our annual networking conference on May 20, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.

    SAVE THE DATE – May 20, 2014!


      Grants Application Deadline for all categories EXTENDED to FEB. 1, 2014. 

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Contact Information

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469