The New Scholars Program supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers and addresses the attrition rate of talented women scientists. The 2012 grants include:
- The National Postdoc-Societies Collaboration to Boost Retention of Women Postdocs National Postdoctoral Association
- National Assessments in Gender and Science, Technology and Innovation, Women in Global Science and Technology ( WISAT)
- The Appalachian Women Scientists program, Appalachian State University
- The Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, TWAS and OWSD
"The postdoctoral position is a critical transition point when the numbers of women researchers decline significantly," noted Cathee Johnson Phillips, Executive Director of the National Postdoctoral Association. "The National Postdoctoral Association has been working to provide resources that foster the academic career advancement of women postdocs, and with the generous support of the Elsevier Foundation, we will be able to build on that effort with professional societies and associations."
In 2012, the Elsevier Foundation's Nurse Faculty Program continued to support a multiyear grant to Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing to develop an 18 month leadership academy and alleviate the nursing faculty shortage through retaining and transitioning new nurse educators to the faculty role.
About The Elsevier FoundationThe Elsevier Foundation is a corporate charity funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The Elsevier Foundation provides grants to knowledge centered institutions around the world, with a focus on developing world libraries, nurse faculty and scholars in the early stages of their careers. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 60 grants worth millions of dollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields. Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities. http://www.elsevierfoundation.org About Elsevier