Elsevier Foundation Invites 2011 Proposals for Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program
New York, 25 May 2011 – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2011 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program. Providing grants to libraries in the developing world the program aims to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information through innovative systems and services.
During the past five years 25 grants have been awarded worth millions of dollars to capacity-building library projects in the fields of science, technology and medicine – through training, education, infrastructure, digitization and preservation of information. The deadline for Innovative Libraries proposals is September 15th 2011. Grants will be awarded in December 2011 and provideone, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to US$50,000 per year. The online Elsevier Foundation application program will accept proposals from July 1st through to September 15th on www.elsevierfoundation.org.
“The Innovative Libraries program has funded a very compelling range of programs, ranging from innovative health information delivery through telemedicine to the preservation and accessibility of critical primary source content,” said David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation, “The innovations proposed are growing year by year, demonstrating the creativity and drive to create tailored library research environments in developing countries. We have every expectation that we’ll see high quality proposals this year that will again demonstrate the power of libraries to contribute to development.”