FAQs

I am interested in the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in the Developing World. How can I get more information? How can I apply?
The 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards will be awarded to female scientist in Engineering, Innovation and Technology. The call for nominations was held from June through September and the winners will be announced during the following year at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in mid February. The deadline is 15 September 2016. If you are interested in the 2016 year’s winners in medical/life sciences discipline, read more on Elsevier Connect.

The awards represent a longstanding collaboration between the Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences.

In Spring 2017, nominations for the 2018 awards will be accepted for early-career women scientists working in the Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Maths and Physics who have received their PhDs within the past 10 years and live in one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of eminent researchers who represent the five regions, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD President Jennifer Thomson.

Please check the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World website for eligibility and submission requirements.

What are the important dates for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in the Developing World?
The deadline is in September each year for awards announced in the following year. Please check the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World website for eligibility and submission requirements.

What is the Elsevier Foundation doing to support the environment?
From June 1st – September 30th, The Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge opened its doors for new submissions. applications. Our 2017 competition builds off of the first Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge which announced its winners on the 5th of April at the First International Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, in Berlin. Our 2017 Challenge will be open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy.

Read more about the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, the rules and how to apply.

How is the Elsevier Foundation funded?
The Elsevier Foundation is a corporate not-for-profit 501(c)(3), funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. 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. www.elsevierfoundation.org

When is the next Call for Grants?
The Elsevier Foundation has adopted a partnership driven approach to our new 2016 – 2018 program cycle. While we have diverse challenges and award schemes with our partners, we no longer have open calls for proposals within our Innovative Library and New Scholars programs (2006 – 2015).

Read more about our new programs.

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide Innovative Libraries grants in 2016?
Over the past ten years our Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries grant program has contributed to the advancement of science and health, supporting capacity-building projects in developing countries across the globe through training, education, infrastructure digitization and preservation of information. With the constant introduction of new technologies in the field of information sciences, the role of libraries has changed, and we have developed new programs that reflect our commitment to build research capacity both in the library and beyond. As a result, the Elsevier Foundation has moved from calls for grants to a partnership-driven funding model.

In 2016, we closed our Innovative Libraries program and launched two new sustainability-driven programs: Health & Innovation and Research in Developing Countries. Using a partnership model, the programs foster the delivery of healthcare in developing countries and widening access to academic knowledge. Research in Developing Countries does this through three main partnerships: a new Publishers without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program, an expanded Librarians without Borders program, the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Program and the TWAS North South Collaboration for Sustainability.

Read more about our new programs.

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide New Scholars grants in 2016?
Over the past ten years, 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. In 2016, after a decade of programming, we have broadened the scope our New Scholars program to 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. New partnerships are being launched in London, New York and Amsterdam.

Read more about our new programs on our website and the Elsevier connect article.

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide individual travel grants?
Through our TWAS North South Sustainability Collaboration partnership we offer travel grants to TWAS postdocs and PhD’s working in the field of sustainability. We also offer 3-4 visiting professors in sustainability travel grants with TWAS which support North-South knowledge exchange in sustainability.

Does the Elsevier Foundation provide individual scholarships/grants?
Our partnerships focus on improving health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, diversity in science, technology and technology for development programs. We do not provide grants to individuals, however the Elsevier Foundation awards for early career women scientists in developing countries do recognize individual excellence each year. Please check the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World website for eligibility and submission requirements.

You can also visit the Elsevier Publishing Campus for free online lectures, interactive training courses, expert advice, and resources to support you in publishing your world-class book or journal article.

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.

You can review the program here: http://www.elsevier.com/about/corporate-responsibility/book-donations. For more information about book donations, please also check the Book Aid website.

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 About us page.