Elsevier Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Elsevier Foundation supports global health research organizations as well as organizations providing direct healthcare.

IP TAKE: This funder does not awards grants to individuals or for basic research.

PROFILE: the Elsevier Foundation was established in 2005 with funding from the global analytics company Elsevier and “[s]upports partnerships to advance diversity in science research in developing countries and global health.” Grantmaking programs include Health & Innovation, Research in Developing Countries, Diversity in STEM and Technology for Development.  

The foundation’s Health & Innovation program supports organizations “[w]orking to improve health outcomes in developing countries.” The foundation appears to have a wide range of funding interests in this regard and supports HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as, improving maternal mortality rates in Africa as examples.

Elsevier grants range widely from $1,000 to over $1 million. The majority of grants fall in the $5,000 to $100,000 range. Past global health grantees include Doctors without Borders, which received funding for its work helping improve medical practices in Nigeria; and AMREF Health, which received a grant for its mobile nursing education programs throughout Eastern Africa. Click here to learn more about a few of the types of global health organizations Elsevier supports.

According to tax filings, the Elsevier Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding, however; its application, eligibility and proposal requirements are unclear. Grantseekers should contact foundation staff for more information.

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