Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center Start Collaboration to Support Early Career Researchers in the Netherlands

 Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center Start Collaboration to Support Early
                    Career Researchers in the Netherlands

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, November 27, 2012

AMSTERDAM, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announces its collaboration with the
Dutch division of the Fulbright Center, a bi-national non-profit organization
focused on enhancing the collaboration between the United States and the
Netherlands in science.

The collaboration between Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center aims to
provide support and guidance to young researchers in the Netherlands in the
broadest sense. Activities will range from providing advice in relation to
writing and publishing research papers, networking, funding and career
planning. Planned Elsevier- Fulbright activities are:

  *Participation in Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program; workshops in
    which young researchers are advised on how they can successfully write and
    publish their research papers and on how to get funding for conducting
    research abroad through a Fulbright scholarship.
  *Sponsoring of two Elsevier / Fulbright PhD scholarships in 2013 (more
    information available at http://www.fulbright.nl ).
  *Providing free access to ScienceDirect and Scopus from 2013 onwards for
    Dutch Fulbright Scholars.

"A Fulbright scholarship stands for more than financial support alone. It
provides guidance, opens doors to social events and other career-building
activities," said Marcel Oomen, Director of the Dutch Fulbright Center. "Our
participation in Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program is a new part of
our own program, as is the service that our grantees now have free access to
ScienceDirect and Scopus. We are very happy to be working with Elsevier and
hope it will enrich the experience of our grantees."

Martin Tanke, Managing Director Journals at Elsevier, added, "In today's
competitive academic world it is a challenge for young researchers to build a
successful research career. At Elsevier we aim to provide optimal career
guidance and support to researchers who want to build their careers more

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About Fulbright Center

The Fulbright Center is a bi-national, non-profit organization established by
international agreement between the United States of America and the Kingdom
of The Netherlands. It promotes educational co-operation by administering
educational exchange programs between the two countries, such as the Fulbright
Program, and provides information on study, research and internships in the
United States.

Board of the Fulbright Center

Honorary Co-Chairmen:

Minister of Education, Culture and Science; Ambassador of the United States of
America, The Hague

Executive Committee:

Ms. Jill ADLER, J.D., Director East-West Parliamentary Practice Project

Ms. Pauline VAN DER MEER MOHR, President of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Mr. Cees VAN GESSEL, former Group Executive Vice President, ABN-AMRO Bank
N.V., Amsterdam (Treasurer)

Ms. Angela CERVETTI, Deputy Public Affairs Attaché, U.S Embassy, The Hague
(Alternate Treasurer).

Other Members of the Board:

Mr. Buford ALEXANDER, Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam

Prof. Dr. James KENNEDY, Professor of History, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Mr. Jules KORTENHORST, Former Chief Executive Officer, European Climate
Foundation, The Hague

Ms. Pauline KRUSEMAN, Former Director of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum

Prof. Dr. Ruth OLDENZIEL, Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven
and Associate Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam

Dr. Graham SHARMAN, Emeritus Professor at the Technical University of

About Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program

Elsevier's Global Early Career Researcher Program was first established in
2006 with the aim of supporting and advising in the career development of
young researchers. In close collaboration with universities and research
institutes across the globe, Elsevier organizes workshops for young
researchers. During these workshops researchers learn firsthand how the
process of publishing research works exactly, which steps are involved and how
they can increase their chances of becoming successful authors and reviewers.

About Elsevier Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services. The company works in
partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more
than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's
online solutions include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and
Mosby's Nursing Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health
professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more
cost-effectively. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam,
Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier
Group PLC , a world-leading publisher and information provider, 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 Harald Boersma Senior Manager Corporate Relations, Elsevier
+31-20-485-2736 h.boersma@elsevier.com
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