The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Projects

 The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries

  PR Newswire

  BOSTON, May 6, 2013

BOSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 June 24 ^th  deadline for 1-page applications to promote gender equality in
          academia and build capacity in developing world libraries

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 June 24 ^th 2013. Grants will be awarded in
December 2013 and provide one-, two- and three-year awards between US$ 5,000
to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$ 100,000. The Elsevier Foundation
will accept one-page applications from May 6 ^th through June 24 ^th via . 40 shortlisted applications will be
invited to submit full proposals by September 3 ^rd .

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 David Ruth, Executive Director of The Elsevier
Foundation. "The Elsevier Foundation grant often serves as critical seed
funding to get innovative projects off the ground. "We can't wait to see what
great new ideas have emerged over the past year."

Notes for Editors

The online application form will be accepting Phase 1 applications of
approximately one page via .The top 40
applications will be invited to develop full proposals during the first week
of July. The deadline for these is September 3 ^rd and new grants will be
announced in December 2013.

The Elsevier Foundation program manager, Ylann Schemm will be available for
questions at the Medical Libraries Association/One Health Conference on May 6
^th , Elsevier Booth #116 3-5pm.

About the Elsevier Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation ( ) 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.

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 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 provider of professional information solutions. The group
employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America.
Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed
Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London,
Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols:
London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact Ylann Schemm The Elsevier Foundation +31(0)6-23982359
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