UVa CHARGE Program

U.Va. CHARGE Initiatives

Initiative 5: U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Funds


Provide small grants to support STEM and SBE women’s research and scholarship. Faculty from underrepresented groups and mid-career faculty seeking promotion will be strongly encouraged to apply. These grants will be available to senior women as well.

Grants can be used:

  • To foster interdisciplinary collaborations
  • To bridge resources between grants
  • To prepare portfolios for tenure or promotion
  • To extend networks by travel to international conferences or to visit collaborators


We are pleased to announce that we are accepting Enhancement Fund program applications from individual women faculty in STEM and SBE (Social and Behavioral Sciences in A&S:  Anthropology, Economics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology) disciplines. Applications for the next round of funding will be announced soon.

Enhancement funds are meant to support women STEM and SBE faculty in their career advancement.  Enhancement Funds, up to $5,000 max, will be awarded for activities to support the applicant’s research, teaching, scholarship, and/or professional development. Faculty from underrepresented groups and mid-career faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.  A more complete description of the program is described in the Enhancement Fund Program - Guidelines and Description.

Funds are awarded twice per year by the U.Va. CHARGE program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF ADVANCE IT Award #1209197). While NSF funds will be used to support tenured/tenure track faculty, generous support from the Provost’s office aimed at enhancing career development opportunities for all faculty will be used to support tenure ineligible faculty.  The goal of the NSF ADVANCE Program is to increase the participation of women, including African Americans, Latina, and Asian American women, in the academic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social, behavioral and economic (SBE) science careers.  Please refer to our website for additional details of our program, including all five of our initiatives, http://www.advance.virginia.edu/overview.html.

Still have questions?  Call Pam Norris at (434) 924-6295 or email Pamela@virginia.edu. We look forward to awarding these funds to faculty women as we strive toward our goals in U.Va. CHARGE and strengthening the University of Virginia.

U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Announcement

U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Guidelines

U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Application

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This is an ambitious effort that will require the assistance of many! If you are interested in getting involved, we welcome your participation. Please send an email to the team at uvacharge@virginia.edu. Feedback and suggestions are also welcome.

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