Elsevier Foundation: Grants for Science Research

OVERVIEW: The Elsevier Foundation supports science research programs in developing countries around the world.

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 STM and Technology for Development.  

The foundation’s Research in Developing Countries program focuses on “science poverty” which limits scientific research in developing countries and “[s]eeks to redress the balance with key partnerships designed to widen access to academic knowledge.”

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 science research grantees include Research without Borders which received a grant for its work with the African Journal Partnership program pairing African health journals with top biomedical journals from the U.S. and U.K. and; Librarians without Borders, which received a grant for support work with Research4Life trainers. Click here to learn more about a few of the types of science research 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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