Research in Developing Countries

Librarians without Borders Training led by Lenny Rhine (second from left, back row) in Papua New Guinea, 2016

Research conducted by Elsevier and in the 2015 Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape report revealed that that only 2% of sustainability science research output is produced by developing countries, despite the fact that these countries are often the hardest-hit by climate change and resource scarcity. For many low-income countries, this so-called ‘science poverty’ limits their involvement in vital research. The Research in Developing Countries program will seek to redress the balance with three key partnerships designed to widen access to academic knowledge, including:

The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, awarding projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest challenges whether in water, sanitation or energ

A new Research without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program, pairing African health and medical journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK to build editorial skills through journal mentoring and training.

The TWAS North South Collaboration for Sustainability to boost the creation of sustainability science in developing countries. The 4-year grant will provide support for sustainability themes at annual conferences, including travel fellowships for PhDs, postdocs and visiting professors and fellowships throughout the year.

An expanded Librarians without Borders program to create a cadre of dedicated Research4Life trainers in the North and South. The program promotes the ability of each nation to strengthen and build health sciences information capacity with qualified health sciences librarians, with supporting technological infrastructure, and with access to quality information.


Research in Developing Countries News

Update: only 4 weeks left to submit your idea for the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

August 15th, 2016

    Your brilliant mind and excellent ideas are needed to make the chemistry industry more sustainable! The Elsevier Foundation […]

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Launch of the Elsevier – TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program

July 12th, 2016

Apply for the Elsevier – TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program until September 1st! The program aims to provide institutions and […]

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New competition encourages advocacy for better research in developing countries

June 30th, 2016

INASP/Research4Life contest highlights critical role of doctors, researchers and librarians in advocating for an evidence-based policy To highlight the critical […]

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Send us your story of successful advocacy and win great prizes!

June 28th, 2016

Send us your story of successful advocacy which has improved the research environment! Send us your story of successful advocacy […]

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Call for proposals for Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge started!

June 3rd, 2016

Elsevier Foundation contest offers €75K in prizes for innovative solutions to challenges in developing countries This year, the Elsevier Foundation […]

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The Elsevier Foundation Launches the Next Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

June 1st, 2016

Call for sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle challenges in developing countries The Elsevier Foundation has announced the launch of the […]

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Elsevier Foundation contributes $1 million USD in improving health information, research in developing countries, diversity in STM, and nursing education

February 2nd, 2016

 New programs address Sustainability Development Goals Amsterdam, February 1, 2016 – The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of new […]

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Elsevier Foundation’s new programs support STEM diversity and developing country partnerships

February 1st, 2016

Partnerships will focus on innovation in health information, research ecosystems, and nurse faculty leadership The Elsevier Foundation has launched a […]

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Bridging the North-South divide in sustainability

February 1st, 2016

Elsevier Foundation launches program with TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, for North-South collaboration in sustainability science From the invention […]

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The importance of working together

January 14th, 2016

Saving children’s lives. Advancing the careers of women. Building business networks to support innovation. At the TWAS General Meeting, partner […]

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