Elsevier Foundation awards $600,000 in grants

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The Elsevier Foundation has committed a total of $600,000 to 12 institutions from around the world. These grants will support the work of libraries and scholars in science, technology and medicine. The grant recipients were selected from 250 applicants worldwide for their innovation and potential for impact in the developing world, academic workplace and nursing community.

Six grants have been awarded under the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programme to: JINAN University, China; the Medical Library Association; International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),  Nepal; Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam; Makerere University, Uganda; and Book Aid International.

Within the New Scholars program, the Elsevier Foundation has awarded four new grants to a range of international institutions pioneering new approaches to childcare, mentoring, networking, and policy advocacy in order to support scholars during the early stages of their demanding careers in science and technology. The recipients were: Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS); University of Massachusetts Amherst; UCLA Los Angeles; and University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

An additional Elsevier Foundation grant has been awarded to the International Council on Nurses and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International to hold The International Summit on Nurse Faculty Migration.