The events and programs of the Mentorship & Networking Initiative
have transitioned to the Office of Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion and Academic Affairs.
UC Davis ADVANCE founded the Mentorship and Networking Initiative
(MNI). While housed within ADVANCE from 2012-2018, MNI
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE
initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a
variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create
permanent institutional transformation.