The NSF ADVANCE program seeks to develop systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM and social and behavioral science careers. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the ADVANCE program has three tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, and Partnership (PAID). Many ADVANCE projects lead to the establishment of internal university programs that continue working toward the ADVANCE goals long after NSF funding ends. The ADVANCE Portal is a compilation of information on ADVANCE grants past and present, including materials created by and for each project.
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) advocates for the increased participation of women in STEM fields, while also supporting research efforts into related issues. The Association of American University Women (AAUW) is a network focused on the education of women and girls, with the goal of increasing gender equity within institutions of higher education. Both AWIS and AAUW have close ties with the NSF ADVANCE program, given the overlap in aims and interests.