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NYU receives $490k NSF grant to promote women in the sciences
Date:9/9/2008

nt and advancement of women in science. The programs are designed to replace impediments to women's progress in science with a climate that provides greater support and that facilitates advancement at all levels.

These include mentoring and providing greater access to and opportunities for networking and visibility. To supplement the NSF award, FAS will create a family support initiative, which will provide resources to science faculty with family-care concerns, allowing them to conduct fieldwork and present research at out-of-town conferences. In addition, under the NSF award, NYU will expand its Challenge Grants, which will support research in areas where there are limited avenues for funding from existing sources.

As part of this effort, NYU will partner with local institutions, including Columbia University and CUNY's Hunter College, both of which have their own ADVANCE-PAID programs, to strengthen one another's initiatives through collaboration, coordination, and joint programs. For example, these institutions will work together to organize and sponsor conferences to present new results and advances in diversity studies (i.e., research on recruitment and mentoring), will share best practices and lessons learned from their existing programs, and will consider exchanges of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to aid in recruitment and placement of women and underrepresented minorities.


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Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University
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