The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elsevier, a global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced a call for proposal for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars program. The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries grants helps libraries in developing countries to enhance the quality of life in the developing countries by improving their ability to put scientific, technical, and medical information to work for those who need it. The New Scholars grants helps the academic and research community create model programs to assist scholars in the early stages of their careers balance childcare and family responsibilities with the demanding academic careers in science, health, and technology. Additional information including program guidelines and instructions for submission are available on the Web site.
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