What do we really need to do to achieve the UN SDGs by 2030? Elsevier’s new report on the progress of sustainability science – The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs – offers unique insights and initiatives, many developed with partners, to map the state of research in each SDG area. It focuses on four key areas: Gender, Health, Reducing Inequalities and Climate. In the report, experts take a deep… [Read more]

We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.  In November 2020, the Elsevier Foundation will celebrate alongside its partner, the… [Read more]

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for the MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation / Research4Life Grants. Applications will be open until December 1, 2020. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, the MLA Librarians without Borders® grants support training activities that promote the use of the scientific resources available in Research4Life in low-income countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage individuals to submit proposals… [Read more]

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