Social Science Research Grants

The ADVANCE at WSU program periodically funds small grants to conduct social science research aimed at generating publishable projects on factors affecting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. ADVANCE at WSU strives to develop an inclusive research institution whose faculty are supported by a system that promotes career-long excellence.

The Social Science Research Program aims to (1) increase the representation of women in STEMM disciplines by providing institutional support through programs, policies, procedures, and climate change at critical points in the academic pipeline (e.g., recruitment, pre-tenure, and post-tenure advancement and leadership); (2) develop and disseminate innovative strategies that can be applied in similar institutions (researchintensive, rural, land grant universities) as well as other academic and workplace settings more broadly; and (3) put in place an infrastructure that givesthese efforts highest institutional support and visibility and allows for transformative efforts to continue at WSU.

The program’s three key initiatives are aimed at recruitment and retention efforts, targeting women in STEMM fields and historically under-represented faculty in all disciplines. ADVANCE at WSU relies upon the NSF definition of underrepresented groups.

Click HERE for a full description of the program and guidelines

Questions and Proposal Submission:

Jennifer Thigpen, Ph.D.
ADVANCE at WSU External Mentor Program
ADVANCE at WSU Lighty Building
Room 190F  P.O. Box 641061
Pullman, WA 99164-1061

Previous Recipients:

Proposals are accepted throughout the year and will be considered if funding is available.



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