Rutgers University Faculty Advancement and Institutional Reimagination (RU-FAIR) is a five year program funded by grant from NSF ADVANCE (Award: HRD-0810978) for institutional transformation designed to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers by changing institutional culture and practices.



The mission of the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics is to improve the stature of women at all levels within Rutgers University. The RU FAIR NSF-ADVANCE grant focuses on the diversification of our science, engineering and mathematics faculty. It will be a model for how university programs can make a lasting difference through infusing an awareness of gender equity into existing programs, by celebrating the success of distinguished women, by fostering environments that respect diversity and by making the university a more family friendly institution. Elements of RU FAIR include:

  • Recruitment and Retention Initiatives
  • Communication Initiatives
  • Networking and Liaisons with Women's Programs Initiatives
  • Visibility Initiatives
  • Family Initiatives

For more information, please download the Rutgers RU FAIR ADVANCE full proposal or the RU FAIR executive summary.

Activities: Joan & Nat

Our programs examine institutional policies and practices that disadvantage women and work to improve the academic career trajectory of women through a long term, systemic approach to institutional transformation.