The Elsevier Foundation has announced a call for grant proposals under its New Scholars Program, which will give priority to the efforts of the academic and research community to address the fundamental challenge of balancing childcare and family responsibilities with the demanding careers in science and technology. The program is focused on doctoral candidates and scientists in the first five years of their post-doctoral careers.
Grant proposals are welcome for programs that enable scientists to attend conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia that are critical to the development of a career in science, with a particular emphasis on programs that help with childcare and other family responsibilities when attending scientific gatherings.
Proposals must be submitted by Oct 1, 2007, and will be awarded at the end of the 2007 calendar year.
Visit http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/newscholars.html for more details!