The next round of grants for innovative libraries in developing countries from the Elsevier Foundation is now open to support the efforts of libraries to enhance the quality of life in developing countries by advancing knowledge in science, the social sciences technology and medicine.
The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to libraries in the developing countries and supporting organizations:
- Programs to enhance library infrastructure, technology or information services in ways that significantly expand their ability to make STM (scientific/social sciences, technical and medical) information available to those who need it — researchers, clinicians, students, policymakers and the wider public.
- Programs that expand library information resources in the developing world through digitization or preservation of information that advances science, health, the environment, and indigenous knowledge.
- Training and education programs for library staff, students or researchers, contributing to sustainable improvements in the library’s capacity to provide STM information in the developing world.
- Partnerships between libraries in the developing countries and institutions in the developed countries to provide technical assistance or training. Developed country partner organizations include libraries, learned societies, universities, intergovernmental organizations and other non-profit organizations.
Please note that in 2012 a new two step application process has been implemented to streamline the submission and review process. First round applications will be accepted through June 24th through the Foundation’s online application system. In early July shortlisted candidates will be announced and invited to submit a full proposal in the second round. Grant recipients will be announced in December 2012.
Deadline: 24 June 2012
For more information, visit this link.