Past Program: New Scholars

elsevier_foundation_winners_chemistry_2014Since 2006, our New Scholars grant program has contributed to the advancement of early to mid-career female scholars, helping them balance family responsibilities with demanding careers in science, health and technology. With more than 10 years, 50 grants, and ca $2.5 million investment, we have provided grants for family friendly policies, career skills, dual career issues, recognition awards, benchmarking studies, and boosting professional visibility through childcare grants.

In 2016, after a decade of programming, we have created a new program, Diversity in STM. Using a partnership model, Diversity in STM fosters the inclusion and advancement of both women and young people from underserved communities in science. Read more about our new programs.

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For over 15 years, we have worked closely with partners, and are committed to supporting underserved communities around the world for better health outcomes and a more sustainable research ecosystem.

It’s no secret that women pursuing careers in science face various challenges, and those related to having children can be particularly pronounced for female postdocs. To help address some of these issues, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has released the Elsevier Advancing […]

Research4Life’s HINARI program awarded Medical Library Association medal It’s 2003, and a 7-month pregnant woman is living in the bus terminal in Lusaka, Zambia. She cannot afford medical care, but she needs it: she’s HIV positive. When the Sisters of […]

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Gender Summit Asia-Pacific will explore why diversity is essential to science and society Scientists and journalists were shocked last week by Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt’s comments at the World Conference of Science Journalists that women should stay out of […]

GS Africa 2015

Gender is now a criterion for grant funding in the new EU Framework Programme: Horizon 2020 Society today faces many challenges that require imaginative and sustainable solutions, so it is timely to bring women to the heart of research and […]

Cambridge University summit

Cambridge University summit highlights challenges in chasing the still-elusive goals of equal representation and equal pay The theme of gender inequality seems to evoke a certain sense of resistance from both men and women, who argue against “radical feminism” and […]

San Jose, California, February 10, 2015 Four physicists and a mathematician have been named winners of the 2015 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, in recognition of research that has strong potential social and economic […]

As the year draws to a close, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. The grants are part of an annual award program that is nearing a decade. This year, we have committed about $600,000 […]

puerto rico

Puerto Rico is rapidly developing an excellent research-driven economy, focusing mainly on bio-technologies and the rich island’s environment. During the last AAAs Carribean Division meeting, a key point of the discussion was the growing trend toward advancement and discovery, but […]


How to improve the leadership balance of women in science is a much debated area. Of the world’s researchers, just 30 percent are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. And even though a growing number of women attend university, many […]