New Scholars

Since 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.

Elsevier Foundation Award winners 2016

5 biologists to receive Elsevier Foundation Awards 2016 for Women in Science

In recognition of research with strong potential for health and economic benefits, five researchers have been named winners of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women… Read more

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Video: Translating life into science – 5 women tell their stories

For the winners of the Elsevier Foundation Award, early experiences led them to research that would change lives There came a point early in these women’s lives where… Read more

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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 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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