Funding Agency

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation




Professor Avis Cohen (Biology/ISR) is the program director for a new University of Maryland program funded by the National Science Foundation. The five-year, $3.2 million ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence seeks to increase the representation of women faculty members in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at the university. Building on the university’s achievements in inclusiveness and equity, the ADVANCE program will implement interconnected strategies designed to transform academic environments and promote the professional growth of women faculty in STEM.