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Elsevier Foundation Awards 2011 Grants to Advance Women in Science and Support Libraries in Developing Countries
Date:1/10/2012

AMSTERDAM, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

$650,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs

The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2011 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $650,000 has been committed to nine institutions around the world in addition to seven ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program.  The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

"Each of the diverse projects supported by the Elsevier Foundation has the potential for an immediate and enduring impact on our health and science communities," said David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier.  "We welcome the chance to support these organizations' efforts to foster new ways to leverage science and health information for development and to facilitate career development in STM fields."

Innovative Libraries

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program awards grants to libraries for innovation in improving access and use of scientific, technical and medical information. Past projects include: expanding information resources through digitization and knowledge preservation; training and education for librarians and researchers, and developed-developing world partnerships providing longer term technical assistance and training.  

The 2011 library grant recipients address real developing world issues through the use of STM information resources and include:

  • A Solution in Sight: Eight Developing Country Resource Centers Improve Access to the World's Ophthalmic Information,Seva Foundation
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