Elsevier Foundation awards $600K in grants to innovative libraries and women in science

Published: Thursday 4th December 2014
Categories: PRESS RELEASE, Past program - ILDC, Past program - NS

small_400x400As the year draws to a close, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs.

The grants are part of an annual award program that is nearing a decade. This year, we have committed about $600,000 to 10 institutions around the world, along with 11 ongoing multi-year grants. In addition, we earmark another $200,000 to match Elsevier colleagues’ donations to nonprofit organizations and charities of their choice.

David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation, said the grants will go toward initiatives that will build evidence-based public health information, measure the impact of information on health outcomes, leverage indigenous scientific knowledge to foster economic development, and expand career opportunities for women scientists in regions and fields that need them the most.

“The programs selected continue to break new ground in the areas where the Foundation can make a difference,” he said.

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