The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2014 Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Proposals

May 6, 2014

BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

June 17 deadline for one-page applications promoting gender equality in

academia and capacity building in developing world libraries

The Elsevier Foundation [http://www.elsevierfoundation.org ] is seeking new grant
proposals for the 2014 New Scholars [http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/new-scholars ] and
Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries
[http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/innovative-libraries ] programs. The deadline for
applications is June 17 2014. Grants will be awarded in December 2014 and provide one, two
or three year awards between US$ 5,000 to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$100,000.
The Elsevier Foundation accepts one-page applications from May 6 through June 17 through
http://www.elsevierfoundation.org. Forty shortlisted applications will be invited to
submit full proposals by September 3.

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries
[http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/innovative-libraries/how-to-apply ] program provides
grants to libraries in the developing world to improve access to scientific, technical and
medical information. The 2014 program priorities include measuring the overall impact of
access to information on health, agriculture and the general social and economic wellbeing
of a community. Additional focus also goes to professional 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.

The New Scholars Program [http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/new-scholars/how-to-apply
] supports projects that 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 started to focus
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

“This year, as we look for projects to advance women in science and capacity building
for libraries in low and middle income countries, we will search for even stronger outcome
and impact evaluation,” said David Ruth, Executive Director of The Elsevier Foundation.
“As our Elsevier Foundation grants often provide that first proof of concept funding,
projects should serve as compelling models offering strong multiplier effects.”

Notes for Editors

The online application form will be accepting Phase 1 applications of approximately 1
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 September
3 and new grants will be announced in December 2013.

About the Elsevier Foundation

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 80 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.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the
performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make
better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that
advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based,
digital solutions – among them ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Elsevier Research Intelligence
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence ] and ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] – and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and over 25,000 book titles,
including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical,
Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange),
RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

        Media contact
        Ylann Schemm
        The Elsevier Foundation

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