Elsevier Foundation: Grants for STEM Education

OVERVIEW: The Elsevier Foundation supports science and health education projects and programs in the Amsterdam, London, and New York.

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 Diversity in STEM program focuses its work on “[e]ncouraging STEM careers among young people from communities that have severely limited educational resources and few professional role models.” This program also supports organizations “[a]dvancing women in science to include new partnerships helping underserved youth receive greater exposure to science and health education.”

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 education grantees include the New York Academy of Sciences, which received funding for its after-school STEM mentoring program; and IMC Weekend School, which received a grant for its program increasing exposure to science and health education for underserved children. Click here to learn more about a few of the types of science education 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 remain unclear. Grantseekers should contact foundation staff for more information.

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