Elsevier Foundation Invites 2010 Proposals for Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program

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NEW YORK, June 1, 2010

- September 15th Deadline for Grants to Promote Research in theDeveloping World

The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2010Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program. Sponsored by Elsevier,a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information,the Innovative Libraries program provides grants to library programs in thedeveloping world for innovative systems and services that improve access toscientific, technical and medical information. The deadline for InnovativeLibraries proposals is September 15th 2010. Grants will be awarded inDecember 2010 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$5,000 toUS$50,000 per year.

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries(http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/library.html) program supports the effortsof libraries in developing countries to improve their ability to putscientific, technical and medical information to work for those who need it.Past projects have included: expanding library information resources throughdigitization and knowledge preservation; training and education programs forlibrarians and researchers; developed-developing world partnerships toprovide longer term technical assistance and training.

"Last year, the number of applications to the Innovative Librariesprogram rose by more than half - a clear indication of the need for this typeof information development," said David Ruth, Executive Director of theElsevier Foundation, "We believe strongly in the critical importance offunding proposals that demonstrate the use of information to address diverseissues of development, including environment, clinical care, emergencymanagement and research skills."

Active since 2002, the Elsevier Foundation provides grants toinstitutions around the world, with a focus on supporting the world'slibraries and scholars in the early stages of their careers. Since itsinception, the Foundation has awarded more than 60 grants worth millions ofdollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields. In January 2010,$600,000 in grants were awarded to 12 organizations selected for theirinnovation and potential for impact in the developing world and academicworkplace.

More information on the program requirements and details of how to submita 2010 proposal are available below and on The Elsevier Foundation(http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/index.html) website. The online ElsevierFoundation application program will accept proposals from August 1st throughSeptember 15th on http://www.elsevierfoundation.org.

About The Elsevier Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation (http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/) providesgrants to institutions around the world, with a focus on support for theworld's libraries and for scholars in the early stages of their careers.Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 50 grants worthover a million dollars to non-profit organizations working in these fields.Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevieremployees to play a positive role in their local and global communities. TheElsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a leading global publisher ofscientific, technical and medical information products and services.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. The company works in partnershipwith the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com) and Cell(http://www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including majorreference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions includeScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (http://www.scopus.com),Reaxys (http://www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and NursingConsult (http://www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity ofscience and health professionals, and the SciVal suite(http://www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (http://www.medai.com),which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes morecost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier(http://www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is partof Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leadingpublisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed ElsevierPLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).Ylann Schemm The Elsevier Foundation +31-20-485-2025 newsroom@elsevier.com

SOURCE The Elsevier Foundation

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