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AAAS – Marion Milligan Mason Award
The Marion Milligan Mason Fund provides four grants of $55,000 to women researchers engaged in the chemical sciences.

Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN)
In partnership with NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the EHR Directorate, this annual conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD unit

 Entry Point!
A national effort to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career.
Impact of Making and Innovation at HBCUs

In partnership with NSF, provides students with an opportunity to implement technology prototypes and learn more about invention and innovation in various workshops.
INCLUDES Convening and Open Forum

In partnership with NSF, a collective space for expanding the reach of the NSF INCLUDES community and for sharing current and historical knowledge on broadening participation in STEM.
L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

A national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers.
STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change

A comprehensive initiative that implements a proven self-assessment process to effect sustainable change with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM at US institutions of higher education.
S-STEM Symposia

In partnership with NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM), this semi-annual convening addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.