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The ITEM

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.

Black Girls Code's CODE Girl Club

Black Girls Code’s new CODE Girl Club, set in Philadelphia (US), will provide participants with intensive training sessions to develop skills sets through an effective, culturally-sensitive, community focused STEM curriculum, and additionally provides soft skills training and core community building to foster deeper personal transformation, professional growth, and community ties for girls of color.

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

Inequities in academic research are manifested in many different ways: from the low proportion of women who are tenured professors, to the extremely low rates of grants awarded to researchers who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in […]

2020 has witnessed significant challenges for the non-profit sector, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that has stroke at the beginning of the year, continuing to pose significant threats for people worldwide. We have conducted a survey to gain a better understanding […]

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Winning researchers behind green technologies awarded in the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge The fifth edition of the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge received 318 proposals from 69 countries. This week, the top awards were presented to researchers […]

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We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to […]

In October we held our annual interim Board Meeting. Two of our Inclusive Health partners, the National League for Nursing and the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, provided an update on their projects that support innovations in the health sector. National League of Nursing […]

We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to […]

What do we really need to do to achieve the UN SDGs by 2030? Elsevier’s new report on the progress of sustainability science – The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs – offers unique insights and initiatives, many developed with partners, to […]

We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to […]

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for the MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation / Research4Life Grants. Applications will be open until December 1, 2020. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, the MLA Librarians without Borders® grants […]

Elsevier’s analysis reveals gaps and strengths to support the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Five years ago, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set an ambitious 2030 target to achieve a sustainable and equitable future for our planet. 2020 marks five years […]