PAID PROGRAM OVERVIEW
NSF Partnerships for Adaptation,
Dissemination Awards (PAID)
This program is made possible through a National Science Foundation Grant (SBE-
0620123), and is part of the NSF ADVANCE program whose goal is to increase
the representation and advancement of women in academic science and
engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science
and engineering workforce.
The Leading Through Diversity Partnership
for Faculty Equity and Diversity is funded by an NSF Partnership for Adaptation,
Implementation, and Dissemination Award (PAID) which supports the analysis, adaptation, dissemination and
use of existing innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to
be effective in increasing representation and participation of women in academic
science and engineering careers.
As part of this grant, the five participating southern California campuses (UCI, UCLA,
UCR, UCSB and UCSD) are developing and hosting an ongoing series of workshops, retreats
and seminars targeting senior academic administrators and department chairs to enable
dissemination of lessons learned and best practices from the UCI ADVANCE program,
as well as from other nationally recognized ADVANCE programs, that have enabled increases
in hiring of women and underrepresented minorities, particularly in STEM fields.
These programs will also focus on strategies to retain and advance women and minority faculty,
in addition to recruitment.