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Grants help libraries and scholars in developing world

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The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programmes. The deadline for the new Foundation proposals is 1 August 2009. The grants for the two programmes will be awarded in December 2009 and provide one, two and three year awards of between US$5,000 and US$50,000 per year.

The first award, the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programme, supports the efforts of libraries in developing countries to improve their ability to put scientific, technical and medical information to work for those who need it.

The second award, the New Scholars programme, supports academic and research communities in creating model programmes to help scholars in the early stages of their careers balance childcare and family responsibilities with demanding academic careers in science, health and technology.