New Scholars

Learn more about our New Scholars projects with stories highlighting issues such as work-life satisfaction training, mentoring, dual career issues, lactation advocacy and childcare at professional conferences.

The New Scholars program supports programs to help early-to mid career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding careers in science, health and technology.

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The Elsevier Foundation honors Early Career Women Scientists from Developing Countries for Research into the Medicinal Properties of Natural Compounds

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD Recognize 2014 Winners at the AAAS Annual Meeting From left to right: Dr. Eqbal Mohammed Abdu Dauqan, Dr. Simone Ann Marie Badal… 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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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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The Special Childcare Program at the University of Groningen

The Special Childcare Program at the University of Groningen

Childcare support for women scientists in the Netherlands In the Netherlands, a so called “care gap” prevents women scientists from maximizing their professional participation, competitiveness and career development…. Read more

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Elsevier Foundation Program Wins Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award

Elsevier Foundation Program Wins Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award

The University of Rhode Island Used Its New Scholar Grant to Build a Model Lactation Program Science and engineering professionals are in high demand. Industry needs them to… Read more

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An Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Grant Sponsored the European Molecular Biology Meeting

An Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Grant Sponsored the European Molecular Biology Meeting

During the August 2009 EMBO meeting, the Elsevier Foundation team interviewed Dr. Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director of EMBO (in photo), and child care coordinator Helga Duczek of He.du,… Read more

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