Advance SWR Network


Expanding the Network of STEM Scholars through the ADVANCE Women of Color
Summer Writing Retreat (NSF Grant # 1463991)

The overall goal of the proposed project is to expand the JSU Advance Summer Writing Retreat to six other minority serving institutions for adaptation and to build a multi-institutional network that promotes the scholarly activities of women of color faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) disciplines. The proposed program is a five-year learning and adaptation network, ADVANCE Women of Color Summer Writing Retreat. 

Joining JSU in the multi-institutional learning and adaptation network as partner institutions are 1) Tennessee State University, a public HBCU; 2) Tougaloo College, a private HBCU in Mississippi; 3) The University of Texas, Pan American, a public Hispanic Serving Institution; 4) Norfolk State University, a public HBCU in Virginia; 5) Winston-Salem State University, a public HBCU in North Carolina; and 6) The University of the Virgin Islands, a public HBCU. 

This multi-institutional network of seven minority serving institutions will address well-documented challenges women of color face in STEM as it relates to scholarly productivity, publishing, securing of external grant funding, tenure and promotion into full professorships and advancement into academic administrative leadership.