FIU ADVANCE is supported by a five-year $3.2 million Institutional Transformation grant awarded in 2016 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Florida International University to develop innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within an academic institution across all STEM disciplines. Provost Kenneth G. Furton serves as the project PI, and Suzanna Rose, Yesim Darici, Mike Heithaus, and Ranu Jung are Co-PIs.
FIU ADVANCE is aimed specifically at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) at the university. This grant follows FIU’s successful implementation of the NSF-funded ACE Partnership for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID): Awareness of, Commitment to, and Empowerment of Women Scientists at FIU in 2011-2014.
FIU ADVANCE is overseen by the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED).