• UNH ADVANCE banner
    An NSF funded program to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development.
  • ADVANCE IT- Search Committee Seminar
    GEAR UP with interactive theater: Seeking to improve the faculty search process by educating about micro-aggressions and unconscious bias.
  • Sarah Redfield addressing REAL workshop attendees
    Reaching Excellence in Academic Leadership (REAL) by providing opportunities to further enhance the leadership of chairs and directors through the development of skills and tools to create positive department climates.
  • Abigail D’Ambrosia and Will Clyde
    UNH ADVANCE is committed to mentoring as path to career success.


The goal of UNH ADVANCE is to improve faculty climate and academic leadership through increased fairness, transparency, and clarity of recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure policies and practices. While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the overall goal to transform the climate of the university benefits the entire UNH faculty.

ADVANCE Spotlight

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D, professor of Psychology with an affiliation with the Justice Studies Program, is the UNH ADVANCE Faculty Fellow leading the ADVANCE social science research study including the development and analysis of the UNH Faculty Climate Survey. She is also a research and evaluation consultant with Prevention Innovations. Due to her extensive experience in this field, she was recently given a position with the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women to do research and evaluation with their Campus Grants Program which aims to end sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking.


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Climate Survey Results

Based on the results of the 2013 Faculty Climate Survey, UNH ADVANCE has produced two reports on the respondents who took the survey and faculty perceptions on issues of influence, fit, fairness.

Check back soon for additional reports.

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

The White House presents an audio history of inspirational and pioneering women in science and technology as told by women who admire them.  Website visitors are encouraged to share their own untold STEM history on the site and contribute in their community to the encouragement of young women in the pursuit of careers in STEM.

Hear the stories and share your experiences here

A Century of Progress: A Photographic Exhibit of Women's History at the University of New Hampshire

This project is a compliation of 15 panels detailing women's participation in higher education at UNH. It was initiated by the class of 1950 and supported by The Center for the Humanities, The UNH Alumni Association and multiple departments and programs including Women's Studies.

The exhibit is on permanent display on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union Building

Click here to view the pdf version of the exhibit

We've Moved

UNH ADVANCE has moved to Dimond 356. Please drop by to say hello or to see our new space.

National Geographic Article

"Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science"

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.

By Marguerite Del Giudice
November 7, 2014

Events & Opportunities



UNH ADVANCE is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 STEM Women Visiting Scholars Program. Learn more about the program and application details here.

The Opportunity Equation:
Innovative Models for Business and Citizen Engagement
in K-12 Education

The UNH Carsey School of Public Policy presents a national perspective on innovation in education with keynote speaker Eric Schwarz and leading New Hampshire panelists
Paul College, Room G75
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 15, 2014

Register Here

Workshop on Finding Funding- Strategies and Search Tools 

The workshop, presented by Research Development & Communications and Foundation Relations, will include:
·         strategies to manage and optimize
          funding opportunity searches
·         overview of tools provided on the
          Research Office web site and on other
          web sites
·         interactive introduction to using the
          Foundation Directory Online

Elliot Alumni Center, Room 1925
3:00-4:30 PM
Friday November 14, 2014

Register Here