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Elsevier Foundation: Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program

Dear Colleagues,
We have just announced the Innovative Libraries call for 
proposals and would like to share this news with the liblicense 
Best regards, Ylann Schemm

Elsevier Foundation Invites 2011 Proposals for Innovative 
Libraries in Developing Countries Program

September 15th deadline for grants to promote research in the 
developing world

New York, May 25th 2011 -- The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new 
grant proposals for the 2011 Innovative Libraries in Developing 
Countries program which provides grants to library programs in 
the developing world for innovative systems and services that 
improve access to scientific, technical and medical information.

During the past five years 25 grants have been awarded worth 
millions of dollars to capacity-building library projects in the 
fields of science, technology and medicine -- through training, 
education, infrastructure, digitization and preservation of 
information. The deadline for Innovative Libraries proposals is 
September 15th 2011. Grants will be awarded in December 2011 and 
provide one, two and three year awards between US$5,000 to 
US$50,000 per year. The online Elsevier Foundation application 
program will accept proposals from July 1st through September 
15th on www.elsevierfoundation.org.

  "The Innovative Libraries program has funded a very compelling 
range of programs, ranging from innovative health information 
delivery through telemedicine to the preservation and 
accessibility of critical primary source content," said David 
Ruth, Executive Director of the Elsevier Foundation, "The 
innovations proposed are growing year by year, demonstrating the 
creativity and drive to create tailored library research 
environments in developing countries. We have every expectation 
that we'll see high quality proposals this year that will again 
demonstrate the power of libraries to contribute to development."


About The Elsevier Foundation
The Elsevier Foundation provides grants to institutions around 
the world, with a focus on support for the world's libraries and 
for scholars in the early stages of their careers.  Since its 
inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 60 grants worth 
millions 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. The Elsevier Foundation is funded 
by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical 
and medical information products and services. 
About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and 
medical information products and services. The company works in 
partnership with the global science and health communities to 
publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 
and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works 
from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include 
SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and 
Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and 
health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint 
Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver 
better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 
7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier 
Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, 
which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. 
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Media Contact:
Ylann Schemm
Elsevier Foundation
+31 20 485 2025

Elsevier Foundation Program Guidelines
Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries
Call for Proposals Deadline: September 15th 2011
The Elsevier Foundation supports 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 

* 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 
* 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 
* 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 
Preference will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate 
the following;
* Innovation in improving the use of STM information
* A high degree of potential impact on society in the developing 
* Programs that will serve as models for other institutions and 
* Programs that enhance international partnerships or exchange 
between individuals and institutions
* Realistic budgets tied to measurable outcomes
* Sustained financial and programmatic viability
* Programs that have institutional supports
* Programs leaders or institutes with record of past success
* Create and promote collaborative networks across institutions 
and/or disciplines.
* A willingness to draw from the expertise and experience of 
previous grantees
* Have specific plans for sustainability beyond the funding 
* Embody plans for dissemination beyond the awardee organization 
of policies, procedures, and "lessons learned" that are developed 
during the funding period.

Please note:
Requests for hardware will only be considered if they are part of 
a comprehensive project approach integrating diverse elements 
such as training or research. Grants are awarded for specific 
projects rather than operating support.
Innovative Libraries Guidelines
Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between 
US$5,000 to US$50,000. Proposals will be accepted for multi-year 
programs (up to three years) for grant amounts of US$5,000 to 
US$50,000 per year. Grant proposals should be submitted online no 
later than September 15th 2011. Awards will be announced in 
December 2011. Proposals should be focused and well-defined, and 
must address each of the following elements:
* Cover letter: Provide a one-page description of the objectives 
and key activities of the program. Include contact details and 
the amount of funding requested.
* Goals and plan: A clear description of the program goals and 
implementation plan, including timeframe.
* Innovation: How will the program introduce new ideas, 
capabilities and/or capacity for the institution or country. How 
the program would serve as a model for others.
* Impact: The significance of the program's intended impact on 
science, health and society in that country or globally.
* Sustainability: How will the benefits of the program be 
sustained after the grant has been expended.
* Budget: The total amount of the grant requested and 
justification for the requested amount, including a clear budget 
overview spreadsheet that indicates in as much detail as possible 
intended expenditures and other sources of funding, if any.
* Evaluation: How the program will be measured and evaluated and 
how its results will be reported.
* Organization and partnership: A description of the organization 
requesting the grant, confirmation of its status as a non-profit 
entity, and a listing of key officers and staff who will direct 
the implementation of the program. Description of key program 
partners, if any.
* Length: Applications may only be submitted online through the 
Elsevier Foundation's online application system.
* Final Report for Awarded Grants: The Elsevier Foundation 
requires a final report from grantees at the time of completion 
of funded activities. The report should be both descriptive and 
evaluative, and include:
** Detailed summary of activities during the grant period
** Internal and external media coverage generated
** Accounting report of grant expenditures
** Assessment of project goals (including level of achievement)
Awards must be submitted online via The Elsevier Foundation's 
online grant application proposal system between July 1st and 
September 15th.
Awards will be announced in December 2011.  Please don't hesitate 
to contact the Elsevier Foundation with any questions concerning 
the development of your proposal.

The Elsevier Foundation
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New York, NY 10010 USA
Phone: +31-20-485-2025 3965
Email: foundation@elsevier.com

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