Elsevier Foundation Invites 2009 Proposals for Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Programs

Grants promote academic diversity and research in the developing world

New York, 15 April 2008 – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. Sponsored by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, the new Foundation proposals are due by August 1st, 2009. The grants for the two programs will be awarded in December 2009 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to US$50,000 per year.

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program supports the efforts of libraries in developing countries to improve their ability to put scientific, technical and medical information to work for those who need it. Past projects have included: expanding library information resources through digitization and knowledge preservation; training and education programs for librarians and researchers; developed-developing world partnerships to provide longer term technical assistance and training.

The New Scholars program supports academic and research communities in creating model programs to help scholars in the early stages of their careers balance childcare and family responsibilities with demanding academic careers in science, health and technology. Grants awarded in 2007-8 have promoted institutional research, advocacy, and policy development to retain, recruit and develop women in science, as well as enabling researchers to attend conferences critical to their careers, by assisting with childcare, mentorship and networking.

Active since 2002, the Elsevier Foundation provides grants to institutions around the world, with a focus on supporting the world’s libraries and scholars in the early stages of their careers. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 50 grants worth over a million dollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields.

For more information on the program requirements and details of how to submit a 2009 proposal please visit The Elsevier Foundation.

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