Monday, June 13, 2011

Grants to Support Women Scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Programs

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: September 1, 2011

Elsevier Foundation Offers Grants to Support Women Scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for its New Scholars program, which provides funding for projects to help support women scholars during the early stages of their careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The program is designed to actively address the attrition rate of talented women scientists caused by the difficulty of balancing a demanding academic career with family responsibilities.

The foundation provides grants to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) institutions and organizations that are working towards a more equitable academia by: encouraging networking and collaborations among institutions and/or across STEM disciplines in ways that support faculty and staff with family responsibilities; developing and implementing strategies to promote knowledge, awareness, and application of programs to retain, recruit, and develop women in science; and/or enabling scientists to attend conferences, meetings, workshops, and symposia that are critical to the development of a career in science by helping them with childcare and other family responsibilities when attending scientific gatherings.

Grants will range between $5,000 and $50,000 per year for up to three years.

Proposals will be accepted online beginning July 1, 2011.

Visit the Elsevier Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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