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AdvanceVT began in 2003 with a grant from the National Science Foundation to promote and enhance the careers of women in academic science and engineering through institutional transformation. Grant funding continued until August 2010. High impact initiatives in support of faculty in all disciplines continue through the work of the faculty affairs team in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and InclusiveVT. The mission of AdvanceVT is to assist Virginia Tech in preparing, recruiting, and retaining high quality and diverse faculty.

AdvanceVT & Women’s Center Leadership Lunch

The leadership lunch series is on hold due to COVID-19 disruptions.  We hope to resume in the spring of 2021.  Stay tuned.

Recruitment Matching Grants

Financial support is available for creative and innovative recruitment activities to attract early- to mid-career professionals, particularly those underrepresented in their disciplines, to Virginia Tech outside the usual search process.