New Scholars

Over the past nine 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.

As we come closer to celebrating our tenth anniversary, we have found it an appropriate time to take stock of our programs and activities, in order to ensure that our contributions to the lives of female scholars are both significant and unique. As a result, we are currently working on a renewed gender diversity program, together with key partners in the field of women in science, which will aim to reach scientists across the globe.

As we are busy outlining new directions for the Elsevier Foundation, we will not be issuing grant calls for 2015. Our new programs will be announced at the end of this year on our website and through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email should you have any further questions.

The Elsevier Foundation-Team

Dr. Dang Thi Oanh, Vietnam

Vietnamese Mathematician Wins Elsevier Foundation Award

February 25th, 2015 Yesterday the Asian Scientist Magazine published an article on its Newsroom about this years “Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women in Science in the Developing World” with… Read more

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Elsevier Foundation Women in Science 2015 group Alison Bert

5 women scientists tell their stories of hard-earned success

Winners of the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women Scientists in the Developing World overcome major challenges in their pursuit of math and physics. Growing up in a tribal… Read more

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Elsevier Foundation Women in Science 2015 group Alison Bert

Here are the winners of the Women in Science Elsevier Foundation Awards – meet them at #AAASmtg

Every February, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual meeting, the Elsevier Foundation and its key partners,the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the World Academy… Read more

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STEM-Writing-Retreat-attendees

STEM Family-Friendly Writing Retreat aims to boost productivity

To address inequalities in work-family balance among STEM professors and to retain women in science fields, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held a STEM Family Friendly Writing Retreat last… Read more

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The winners of the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World are (left to right) Dr. Nasima Akhter (Medical Sciences — Bangladesh), Dr. Huda Omer Basaleem (Community and Public Health — Yemen), Dr. Adediwura Fred-Jaiyesimi (Pharmacology and Medicinal Plants — Nigeria), Dr. Namjil Erdenechimeg (Biochemistry — Mongolia) and Dr. Dionicia Gamboa (Molecular Biology/parasitology — Peru). They are surrounded by Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources for AAAS (back left); David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation; Professor Maya de la Torre, VP, Latin America, OWSD; and Dr. Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of TWAS. (Photos by Alison Bert)

Awards recognize women scientists in developing countries

Scientists honored by Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS for pioneering work in medicine and life sciences Five researchers received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women… Read more

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In Tunisia, optics workshops help women pursue emerging field

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Elsevier Foundation supports an optics summer school for young women scientists Over the past decade, optical technologies have become an… Read more

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Winners of Elsevier Foundation OWSD Awards Lauded in Kuala Lumpur

Winners of Elsevier Foundation OWSD Awards Lauded in Kuala Lumpur

Eleven Women Scientists Recognized for Research Excellence On September 29th 2011, eleven women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean were recognized for… Read more

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Beware of Superwoman Syndrome

Beware of Superwoman Syndrome

Work-life Satisfaction Boosts Productivity for Women Scientists Beware of unrealistic expectations: being 200 percent available at work, a domestic goddess, the perfect partner, super parent, hobbyist par excellence… Read more

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Cultivating Women Scientists

Cultivating Women Scientists

Listen to the Webinar Research professionals are in great demand in industry and academia. But while the proportion of women in the Science, Technology and Medical (STM) fields… Read more

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