UC Davis ADVANCE is an Institutional Transformation grant that
began in September of 2012. The program is supported by the
National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program which aims to
increase the participation and advancement of women in academic
science and engineering careers.
The UC Davis ADVANCE program is currently in a no-cost extension
year with an end date of August 31, 2019. Please note many
of our programs are now institutionalized. Visit the active pages
for each of these programs by clicking on the appropriate links.
The ADVANCE program is led by faculty and staff from across the
UC Davis campus. The leadership consists of a core management
team, Steering Committee, Initiative Committees, External
Advisory Board, Internal Advisory Board, and External and
Our on-campus leaders come from all four colleges at UC Davis -
the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the
College of Letters and Science, the College of Biological
Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
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.