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  • Grant Opportunities for Women Scholars

    The Elsevier Foundation seeks 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 STEM institutions and organizations that are working toward 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 3 years for a project total of $100,000.

    Preliminary proposals are due June 24. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in July and asked to expand their proposals by September 2.

    "Generation STEM," a feature in this month's PT in Motion, discusses the national effort to encourage more students—especially females—to study STEM, and how it will affect physical therapy.


    • I personally think this is a fabulous way to give back to our future professional women and the advancement of physical therapy careers.

      Posted by Heidi Harris on 6/23/2012 3:10 PM

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