AMSTERDAM, December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
$650,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2012 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $650,000 has been committed to eight institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.
"The Elsevier Foundation supports projects for their potential to serve as a model with lasting impact on our health and science communities," said David Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier. "This year, we've chosen compelling proposals which address information literacy, research capacity building, women scientists' professional development and stemming postdoc attrition."Innovative Libraries The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program awards grants to libraries for innovation in improving access and use of scientific, technical and medical information. The 2012 library grant recipients address real developing world issues through the use of STM information resources and include:
- E-Library Training Initiative in Latin America & Asia, MLA/Librarians Without Borders
- Enhancing Access to Research in Central and West Africa, Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa, ITOCA
- Strengthening evidenced based healthcare in Tanzania, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
- Nepal Knowledge Nexus, Dhulikhel Hospital