NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant


Transitions Program

Although a university may have excellent leave policies, certain situations may require different solutions or supplemental support. The Transitions Program for tenure-track and tenured women faculty provides exactly this type of additional support.

Short-term assistance is available through the Transitions Program for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty (regardless of gender) who are in the midst of major life transitions, such as:

  • short term assistance with personal medical needs
  • short term assistance with family illness
  • and other situations

Support may be offered for up to two semesters for the faculty member while moving through such a transition. Examples of support that the program provides include providing funds for a Research Assistant to assist with managing lab work; a Teaching Assistant to assist with teaching…

The Transitions Program complements tenure-clock extension. Please see the Faculty Policies and Procedure handbook for WSU policies and programs that assist with work-life balance, including leave policies, eldercare, and childcare http://faculty.wsu.edu/resources.html#ffp. Further information about childcare and eldercare options are discussed at the WSU Work/Life website. Department Chairs and faculty in ADVANCE at WSU target STEM departments are encouraged to apply for transitional support grants if they are experiencing a transition.

It is strongly recommended that applicants seek a contribution from their department and/or college and that it be reflected in the proposal.  If applicants are unable to get a contribution from their chair and/or dean, please include the reasons why a contribution is not available in the proposal.

Full description of the program and guidelines (pdf)

Questions and Proposal Submission:

Nancy S. Magnuson, Ph.D.
ADVANCE at WSU Transitions Program
Wegner Hall, Room 205
P.O. Box 646525
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-1840
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