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ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series (ADLS)

K-State ADVANCE program awards up to $1200 to tenure-earning women faculty from different departments of six partner STEM colleges to invite and bring seminar speakers to campus. The funds may be used for travel expenses and/or honorarium. Each woman faculty member selected to receive funding from this program, in conjunction with her department head and dean, identifies and invites a leader in her discipline to participate in the seminar series.

ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series for Assistant Professors


RFP Fall 2018 (PDF)

Sample ADLS Application (PDF)

Tips on Hosting a Speaker (PDF)

ADLS Report Form (doc)

Please complete and submit this form within one month of the seminar to: Tawny Ochs, ADVANCE Program, 1011 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-0305 or email it to tawnyochs@k-state.edu

Remittance Form-1 (doc)

For awardees only. This form should be completed to request speaker reimbursements.

Eligible Departments (PDF)

Upcoming ADLS Speakers

"Building the body plan: the miracle of morphogenesis" - Presented by Mark Peifer, Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • When and Where - September 21, 4:00 p.m., Ackert Hall room 221
  • ADLS Awardee -  Jocelyn McDonald, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences


Edward Dudley, Associate Professor of Food Science at Pennsylvania State University.

  • When and Where - October 9, 10:30 a.m., Weber Hall 123
  • ADLS Awardee - Valentian Trinetta