• 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.

UNH Physicist Patricia Solvignon Receives US DOE Early Career Research Program Award

Dr. Solvignon’s research topic is “New Studies of Short-Range Correlations and their Effects on Nuclei.”  She is one of only 44 researchers to receive the Department of Energy Early Career Research Program award this year.

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Science Article

"Science still seen as male profession, according to international study of gender bias"

By Rachel Bernstein
May 22, 2015

Chemistry World Article

"How do we solve a problem like Marie?"

By Philip Ball
May 21, 2015

Science Article

"Pentagon to analyze grantsmaking process for gender bias"

By Jeffrey Mervis
May 18, 2015

We've Moved

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

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.

AWIS Webinar: Women Breaking In: How Choices Shape STEM Careers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT

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Women’s Celebration Lunch:  Telling Our Stories

Keynote Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the American Friends Service Committee NH, will share stories of advocacy for NH residents facing barriers to affordable housing and fair wages for women. She brings us ways to make positive changes.


The Women’s Commission will celebrate the work of two faculty members, Kate Hanson and Mary Moynihan, for their work toward the full participation of women at UNH.

MUB Strafford Room
12:10 - 1:15 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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