Peer Review Objectives and Guidelines for Equity and Representation in the Social Sciences (PROGRESS) is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Adaptation grant project intended to identify and address institutional processes that inhibit the advancement of women and intersectional scholars in the social sciences. PROGRESS endeavors to develop a working model to reduce inequities within selection processes at the SSRC and partner institutions. This program addresses organizational policies and procedures related to advisory board formation, peer review, and fellowship/awards conferment to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion measures are meaningful and effective.
In partnership with the American Anthropological Association, the American Economic Association, the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, and the American Sociological Association, PROGRESS aims to
1. evaluate the efficacy of current peer review processes and improve rigorous standards;
2. disseminate and instill awareness of bias in academic decision-making processes; and
3. transform how organizations see their role in the career paths of academics from diverse backgrounds.
Since 2001, the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program has supported projects to increase the representation and advancement of women in the academic science and engineering profession through evidence-based systemic change strategies.