Every year during the holiday season, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars awards programs. In total, we have awarded $650,000 to eight organizations around the world. Another five ongoing grants and our Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership partnership are also part of these awards.
Getting to this proud moment is a real challenge given the sheer volume of promising proposals we receive each year. For 2012, we received over 500 proposals from 70 countries – a 37 percent increase in submissions over 2011.