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NSF Program Targets Institutional Change

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Science  16 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5511, pp. 2063-2064
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5511.2063a

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Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled plans for a new $20-million-a-year program aimed at improving career prospects for women scientists and engineers in academia. NSF hopes to make five to 10 "institutional transformation" awards by this fall as part of its new program, called ADVANCE. The program replaces NSF's earlier efforts to tackle the chronic problem of women being underrepresented in science.