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The future of science requires a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Our programs advance women in science, encourage underserved youth to choose STEM careers, and widen access to academic knowledge for scientists in developing countries.

Our Awards

GSCC

The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

The Challenge awards projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy.

OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Since 2012 the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Our partnerships

Diversity in STM

Partnership Opportunities for Women in Water Research and Engineering in Africa (POWWER)

Partnership Opportunities for Women in Water Research and Engineering in Africa (POWWER) is led by the COACh organization at University of Oregon. Its aim is to offer African women the opportunity of maximizing their effectiveness in tackling water challenges in their home countries.

In Amsterdam, the IMC Weekend School works to foster the future of science and help underserved children get greater exposure to science and health education – both encouraging STM careers and promoting positive professional role models.

Imperial College London’s “White City Maker Challenge” offers kids from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to enhance soft skills and engage with cutting-edge science, engineering and design through workshops, after-school and mentoring.

The Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program is run with Girls’ Inc of New York. The program aims to offer girls tangible skills at a lower developmental level to prepare them for the concepts they will encounter in the high school programs.

Nonprofits don’t always realize the power of the data they have and how it can provide insights into their goals. Datakind’s DataDives are weekend events matching data scientists with social sector experts, working to address some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Research in Developing Countries

Research without Borders

The Research without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program pairs African health journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK to build editorial skills through journal mentoring and training.

LIBRARIANS

The Librarians without Borders program supports Research4Life trainers, promotes strong health sciences information capacity and assist librarians – through technological infrastructure and access to quality information.

CONNECT

The Research4Life eLearning Program program with the Food and Agriculture Organization with the UN expands Research4Life support for research capacity building from in person trainings to include an online distance learning course for developing country researchers.

News

Students at the IMC Weekendschool in Amsterdam lay out tracks for a robot.

A technology course for underserved youth in Amsterdam shows them they can achieve what they set their minds to About 40 children crouch on the floor intently building tracks with colored wooden blocks. When they position a little blue robot with two wheels on the track, they’re amazed to see that it’s able follow the lines and find its way to the other side of the room. That’s… [Read more]

At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive health and research in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains as relevant as ever. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to embed… [Read more]

Over the past two decades, UN-publisher Research4Life (R4L) partnership has worked to bridge the digital divide, providing free or low-cost access to research for publicly funded institutions in the world’s least resourced countries. Over 10,000 institutions in 125 countries are now registered to access  the more than 106,000 resources in R4L. Elsevier is one of the 6 original founding and driving partners, providing a quarter of that research.… [Read more]

Meningitis, malaria and malnutrition are the biggest health challenges for the Sahel region – a geographical area just below the Sahara desert that encompasses portions of 10 African countries. In January, the Epicentre Medical Day in Niamey, Niger, brought together researchers, public health experts and government officials to discuss best practices and ongoing issues for the country and the Sahel region. Epicentre Africa serves as the research and training arm of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),… [Read more]

Every year, we celebrate the five winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World during a special ceremony at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. This year, five women scientists from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen will be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. Read more about their experience: “Live from #AAASmtg… [Read more]

Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Yemen have been recognized for their work in engineering, innovation and technology Seattle, February 12, 202o. Five researchers have been named winners of the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technology. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen are… [Read more]

SEATTLE — Their stories are as fascinating as their science. Five women scientists have traveled here from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen to be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. On Saturday, they received the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. Each winner presented her research and talked… [Read more]

In her studies as an environmental biologist, Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi has been tackling a problem that has sickened thousands in rural Nepal. Her search for a solution began 17 years ago when, as a master’s student, she was granted a research opportunity at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). Her journey would ultimately take her more than 2,000 miles from home to a world-renowned research institute. In 2013,… [Read more]

BRONX, NY — In a brightly lit classroom, middle school girls are chatting, tossing dice and penciling their scores on an index card. It may seem like fun and games in this playful after school program, but stick around and you will see that there’s much more to it. What these students are about to learn may well impact them far into the future. “This program helps you understand… [Read more]

At the Gender Summit Europe, Elsevier’s CEO talks about how we are collaborating with the research community to improve gender balance in science. Since joining Elsevier, I’ve learned a lot about the important work being done by the Gender Summit in communities around the world and the efforts to forge a deeper understanding of what we all know: that inclusion in research leads to better science more likely to include… [Read more]