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DataKind and the Elsevier Foundation partner to bring hackers and coders together with UK charities for a 48-hour hackathon Data scientists and developers will join UK charities at the Elsevier office in London this weekend to volunteer in a 2-day hackathon – or DataDive – organized by DataKind. DataKind is a global nonprofit organization that is harnessing the power of big data for good, working to coach nonprofits in… [Read more]

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$650,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs Amsterdam, December 11, 2012 – The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2012 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $650,000 has been committed to eight institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of… [Read more]

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New York, October 3, 2012 – In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States. The study maps the opportunities and obstacles faced by women in science across the US, EU, Brazil, South Africa, India, Korea and… [Read more]

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The presence of women in the fields of science, technology and innovation remains significantly lower than for men, even in some of the world’s wealthiest regions, according to new research. The study (National Assessments and Benchmarking of Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation) assessed the level of support, opportunities and participation of women in science in the world’s leading knowledge-based economies: the European Union, the United States, Brazil, South… [Read more]

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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries. Read more

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Amsterdam, September 19, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announces the winners of the 2012 Young Scientist Award in South Africa. Award winners were honored at the National Research Foundation South Africa awards function, held September 13, 2012, and attended by South Africa Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Naledi Pandor. The four winners of 2012 are: 1. Dr.… [Read more]

Categories: News, Awards Women Scientists, Diversity in STM

AsianScientist (Aug. 1, 2012) – By: Eva Aguilar – A new awards program has been launched to recognize the talent of women from the developing world’s scientifically weakest countries who are at the early stages of their science careers. The program was announced on July 20 by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), and the… [Read more]

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New York, May 1, 2012 – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2012 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for proposals is June 24th 2012. Grants will be awarded in December 2012 and provideone, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to US$50,000 per year for a total of $100,000. The Elsevier Foundation will accept proposals from May 1st through June 24th on www.elsevierfoundation.org. Read the full article on… [Read more]

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The Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing has received a $300,000 grant from The Elsevier Foundation to fund the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA). A strategy to help alleviate the nursing faculty shortage, this 18-month leadership program focuses on helping retain and transition new nurse educators to the faculty role. Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, and… [Read more]

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More Than Half Say Work Conflicts with Life Responsibilities at Least 2-3 Times a Week, Nearly 40% of Women Researchers Have Delayed Childbearing NEW YORK – Attracting workers into science and technology fields could be hampered by work-life integration issues according to a new international survey. Drawing data from 4,225 publishing scientists and researchers worldwide, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) finds that lack of flexibility in… [Read more]