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  U.Va. CHARGE

U.Va. CHARGE Goals

Goal 4: Recruitment Grants & Enhancement Funds

Recruitment Grants

U.Va. CHARGE  grants of up to $1,500 per search to support outreach and travel to identify highly qualified women candidates with a focus on underrepresented minorities (URM). Funds can be used, for example, to bring an additional female candidate to the Grounds when a travel budget may be limited, or to bring a female candidate back for a second visit to convince them to accept an offer. Funds can also be used to pay for posting job announcements in targeted recruiting and outreach venues for underrepresented female candidates.

Purpose:

  • To provide support for outreach and travel to assist with identifying and recruiting highly qualified women tenure track faculty candidates, especially underrepresented women candidates, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social, behavioral and economic (SBS) departments. 
  • Create a robust search, selection, and hiring effort that will actively engage the University community as a whole—with particular attention given to deans and other hiring authorities and search committee members—to cultivate women, with a strong focus on increasing the number of underrepresented minority (URM) woman candidates and hires.

What we’ve done so far:
STEM/SBS departments have brought 17 candidates on grounds for interviews. Two have been hired, 6 searches are still open.

Request Process
Complete a request form and send it along with the candidate’s CV and job posting to: uvacharge@virginia.edu.

 

Enhancement Funds

Purpose

Provide small grants to support women’s career advancement in the STEM and SBE disciplines. Career advancement activities include: research, teaching, scholarship, and professional development.

Grants can be used:

  • For research needs
  • To create new curricula or other teaching advancement
  • 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

Details

Enhancement funds are meant to support women faculty in STEM and SBE 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 (NSF ADVANCE IT Award #1209197). The deadlines are:

  • Fall: Applications for the Fall Semester are due: Friday before Thanksgiving break (November 21 in 2014)

  • Spring: Applications for the Spring Semester are due: Friday before Spring break (March 6 in 2014)

NSF funds will be used to support tenured/tenure track faculty, part of NSF ADVANCE program goals. Generous support from the Provost’s office aimed at enhancing career development opportunities for all faculty will be used to support tenure ineligible faculty. 

Still have questions? See the FAQs or call Kelly Feltault, CHARGE Program Manager at 434-982-3382 or email at feltault@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.

Recent Enhancement Fund Recipients

2013

Johnson, Kelsey

Astronomy

STEM (A&S)

To attend & present at a conference and foster research collaboration

2013

Reinke, Petra

Material Science & Engineering

STEM (SEAS)

Travel funds to visit and work with several colleagues located at UC Davis, UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory.

2013

Rinaldo, Rachel

Sociology

SBE (A&S)

To organize a gender and globalization symposium on Islam and Feminism

2013

Fraser, Cassandra

Chemistry

STEM (A&S)

1 month working with AAAS

2013

Hurd, Noelle

Psychology

SBE (A&S)

Travel to a research conference to present co-authored papers and meeting with potential collaborators to discuss shared projects and publications

2013

Lawrence, Deborah

Environmental Sciences

STEM (A&S)

Attend workshops at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and spend a week working with a collaborator to develop a research proposal

2013

Opila, Beth

Material Science & Engineering

STEM (SEAS)

Purchase computing database software to support research and teaching

2014

Dobrin, Lise

Anthropology

SBE (A&S)

Support for a research assistant who is translating the Arapesh language

2014

LaViolette, Adria

Anthropology

SBE (A&S)

Support data preparation at UVA and fieldwork in Tanzania.

2014

Berne, Rosalyn

Engineering & Society

STEM (SEAS)

Contribute to NASA Astrobiology roadmap and research Astrobiologists who study interspecies communication

2014

Erisir, Alev

Psychology

STEM (A&S)

Tissue prep of monkeys & tree shrews; travel to use specialized microscopes; support of graduate research student; leading to grant submissions based on new data

2014

Guler, Jennifer

Biology

STEM (A&S)

Develop research program to bridge gap between med school & biology research on malaria

2014

LaViers, Amy

SIE

STEM (SEAS)

Travel and fees to LIMS certification workshop in movement analysis for robotics

2014

Verbiscer, Anne

Astronomy

STEM (A&S)

Attend workshop in Chile; enhance collaborations with NRAO

 

Related Links


Apply for Recruitment Grants

U.Va. CHARGE Faculty Candidate Active Recruitment and Outreach Fund REQUEST FORM

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Apply for Enhancement Funds

U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Guidelines

U.Va.CHARGE Enhancement Fund FAQs

U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Application Checklist

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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