FAQs

I am interested in the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in the Developing World. How can I get more information? How can I apply?
The OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards are awarded to five women scientist every year. The call for nominations is held from June through September and the winners are announced during the following year at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in mid February. Important dates: the deadline is in late August each year for awards announced in the following year. Please check the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World website for latest news, eligibility and submission requirements.

What is the Elsevier Foundation doing to support the environment?
Every July, the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge opens for submissions to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenge.

How is the Elsevier Foundation funded?
The Elsevier Foundation is a corporate not-for-profit 501(c)(3) funded by Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health. The Elsevier Foundation provides grants to knowledge centered institutions around the world, with a focus on diversity in STM, health information delivery, research in developing countries, technology and sustainability. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 100 grants worth over $5 million to non-profit organizations working in these fields. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities.

When is the next call for grants?
The Elsevier Foundation has adopted a partnership-driven approach to our new program cycle. While we have diverse challenges and award schemes with our partners, we no longer have open calls for proposals within our past programs (Innovative Library and New Scholars programs 2006–2015).

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide individual scholarships and travel grants?
We do not provide grants to individuals. For scientists in developing countries, make sure to read about the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, which recognizes individual excellence each year, and the TWAS North South Collaboration in Sustainability, which includes a Visiting Expert program.

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide (individual) book donations?
Please note that the Foundation does not support individual book donations, but Elsevier, the company, does work in close partnership with Book Aid International in Africa and Books for Asia to ensure substantial annual book donations to promote literacy and evidence based health care.

I am interested in working with the Elsevier Foundation. Can I send you my CV?
Unfortunately, we do not currently have any openings. To browse open positions within Elsevier, please check the Elsevier Careers page.

I have a specific query, who can I contact?
Please find more information about our team and how to contact us on the Contact page.