NYU Receives $490K NSF Grant to Promote Women in the Sciences

New York University has received a $490,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster its existing campus-wide initiative to promote the representation of women and minorities in the sciences. It seeks to achieve these aims by providing support for female faculty at all levels, and, additionally, through research, workshops, and training seminars broaden the participation of women in science.

“This grant is a small step towards helping NYU accelerate the necessary institutional transformation that will lead us towards a goal that is desired by all,” said Daniel Stein, NYU’s dean for science. “Through broadening the participation of women and minorities in science, an area in which they have traditionally been underrepresented nationally, faculty excellence is significantly enhanced and NYU becomes a stronger institution.”

“Given its rise to prominence over the last few decades, NYU’s progress towards a more equitable and diverse institution will have significant effects on the advancement of women within other universities and in their academic disciplines,” Stein added. “Greater numbers of w 500

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