Elsevier Foundation Invites 2009 Proposals for Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Programs
New York, 15 April 2008 – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. Sponsored by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, the new Foundation proposals are due by August 1st, 2009. The grants for the two programs will be awarded in December 2009 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to US$50,000 per year.
The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program supports the efforts of libraries in developing countries to improve their ability to put scientific, technical and medical information to work for those who need it. Past projects have included: expanding library information resources through digitization and knowledge preservation; training and education programs for librarians and researchers; developed-developing world partnerships to provide longer term technical assistance and training.