The Mentorship & Networking Initiative focused on the development of UC Davis internal resources in support of STEM faculty career success. It provided information, guidance and networking opportunities for research and career success of women in STEM fields through both informal and formal programs. MNI is no longer active. The ADVANCE Scholar Award Program transitioned to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The LAUNCH program, New Faculty Network, and Welcome Reception for Women Faculty transition to the Office of Vice Provost Academic Affairs.
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.