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December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
$700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs
The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total,
$700,000 has been committed to ten 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.
"We are always on the lookout for game-changing projects that can serve as models 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 identified some very compelling new opportunities to support big data, research capacity building, transparency and evidence-based medicine in the developing world. Our New Scholars grants focus on boosting team science diversity and innovation, targeting STEM inclusion in community colleges and a unique tropical health partnership between Portuguese speaking women scientists in
Africa and their Portuguese counterparts. We are excited to able to add these excellent projects to the Foundation's record of support for advancing science and health in new and innovative ways."
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 2013 library grant recipients address real developing world issues through the use of STM information resources and include:
Towards the Collaborative repository for Ethiopian academic and research institutions, Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) and African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN).
Strengthening education, research and practice in emergency care: Information skills integration in the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Library
Joy Paulson, Director, TEEAL Project and International Projects Librarian,
Cornell University, remarked, "We are very excited to receive support from the Elsevier Foundation for the development and implementation of our author capacity building program. Building on the access to Research4Life and TEEAL and the e-resources training connected to them, this new program will focus on developing the skills to enable young faculty in
Malawi to publish the results of their research in international journals. In the long run, this will ensure that the results of African agricultural research are disseminated more widely."