Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science
Amsterdam, December 9, 2013
$700,000 awarded to
Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant
recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New
Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten
institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and
the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier,
a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and
"We are always on the lookout for game-changing projects that can serve as models with lasting impact on our health and science communities," said David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier. "This year, we've identified some very compelling new opportunities to support big data, research capacity building, transparency and evidence-based medicine in the developing world. Our New Scholars grants focus on boosting team science diversity and innovation, targeting STEM inclusion in community colleges and a unique tropical health partnership between Portuguese speaking women scientists in Africa and their Portuguese counterparts. We are excited to able to add these excellent projects to the Foundation's record of support for advancing science and health in new and innovative ways."
The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program awards grants to libraries for innovation in improving access and use of scientific, technical and medical information. The 2013 library grant recipients address real developing world issues through the use of STM information resources and include:
- Author Capacity Building in Africa, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
- Towards the Collaborative repository for Ethiopian academic and research institutions, Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) and African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN).
- Library Information Resources to Enhance the University of Ghana, School of Public Health Program, Morehouse School of Medicine
- Strengthening education, research and practice in emergency care: Information skills integration in the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Library
- Developing a Globally Connected LIBRARY 4 SAFE SEAFARING (L4SS), Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Philippines
Director, TEEAL Project and International Projects Librarian, Cornell
University, remarked, "We are very excited to receive support from the Elsevier
Foundation for the development and implementation of our author capacity
building program. Building on the access to Research4Life and TEEAL and the
e-resources training connected to them, this new program will focus on
developing the skills to enable young faculty in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Malawi
to publish the results of their research in international journals. In the long
run, this will ensure that the results of African agricultural research are
disseminated more widely."
The New Scholars Program supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers and addresses the attrition rate of talented women scientists. The 2013 grants include:
- Strengthening Team Science & Work Life Satisfaction in the UC System, University of California Santa Barbara
- African Network of Portuguese speaking women in Tropical Health, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Portugal
- Cambridge Equality Collaboration: Advancing Women in Science within & beyond Cambridge, University of Cambridge
- Motivating Enrollment of Women into STEM Majors, LaGuardia Community College
- Womens IS Network, Worcester Polytechnic University
Jeremy Sanders, the University of Cambridge's Pro-Vice
Chancellor said, "The New Scholars funding from Elsevier is very welcome as it
will enable us to expand and extend some of our most exciting collaborative
gender equality projects over the next two years. The University of Cambridge
is committed to supporting the advancement of women in STEMM disciplines in
recruitment, retention and promotion. Our aim is to develop the best possible
practice in this area and the funding from Elsevier will allow us to continue
this innovative and partnership work.''
In 2013, the Elsevier Foundation's Nurse Faculty Program committed to an additional multiyear grant (2014-2016) to Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing to continue developing an 18 month leadership academy and alleviate the nursing faculty shortage through retaining and transitioning new nurse educators to the faculty role.
For an overview of the 2013 Innovative Libraries in Developing
Countries Grant Awards, go to www.elsevierfoundation.org/innovative-libraries/innovative-libraries-grants
For an overview of the 2013 New Scholars Grant Awards, go to www.elsevierfoundation.org/new-scholars/new-scholars-grants
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