The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Projects
The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs.The deadline for applications is
The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program provides grants to libraries in the developing world to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information. The 2013 program priorities include: professional librarian training enabling librarians to serve as pivotal advocates in their research ecosystems and projects which demonstrate the link between research access, training, usage and health impact. Priorities will also include projects which demonstrate a strong outcomes evaluation and have the potential for a strong model or multiplier effect.
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. Recent grants have promoted institutional research, advocacy, and policy development to retain, recruit and develop women in science and have enabled researchers to attend conferences critical to their careers by assisting with childcare, mentorship and networking. Since 2010, the New Scholars program has also focused on the developing world through support of recognition awards and national gender-benchmarking research mapping the opportunities and obstacles faced by women in science, technology and innovation.
“Since 2007, we have been able to fund and partner with an impressive and diverse range of projects to build capacity in developing world libraries and advance women in science,” said
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The online application form will be accepting Phase 1 applications of approximately one page via http://www.elsevierfoundation.org. The top 40 applications will be invited to develop full proposals during the first week of July. The deadline for these is
The Elsevier Foundation program manager, Ylann Schemm will be available for questions at the Medical Libraries Association/One Health Conference on
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The Elsevier Foundation (http://www.elsevierfoundation.org) provides grants to institutions around the world, with a focus on support for the world’s libraries and for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 60 grants worth millions of dollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.
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