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The New Scholars programme, set up by the Elsevier Foundation, awards grants to support women early in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The grants are designed to encourage institutions and organisations to implement innovative policies that help women scientists balance academic careers with family commitments. The website provides guidelines for the New Scholars grant application process, highlights grants awarded specifically to women in developing countries, and provides access to videos of success stories.
This website from the International Fund for Agricultural Research shares information on strategies to eradicate rural poverty. The site publishes articles, case studies and videos on key topics including desertification, livestock and rural finance. It also links to relevant reports, projects, programmes and organisations.
The Faculty for the Future (FFTF) programme, launched in 2004 by the Schlumberger Foundation, offers fellowships that enable women from developing countries to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences at the world's top academic institutions. The website provides information on the application process as well as a link to the online application site that becomes active during the award session, which runs from September to November each year. Profiles of FFTF Fellows are available, as well as conference proceedings, videos and programme statistics.
The UNESCO-L'Oreal partnership promotes women's participation in science with three awards and fellowships offered through the 'For Women in Science Programme'. Each year, one woman scientist from each continent receives an award for outstanding contributions to research. The programme grants fellowships to young women working in the life sciences or women scientists who wish to pursue advanced research in their home countries. The website provides information about the programme, including the application process and jury profiles. It also publishes information on past Laureates.
The Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) aims to promote women's perspectives and participation in international, regional and local fora on topics such as climate change and corporate responsibility. Its website publishes 'resource kits' in English and French including, for example, overviews of gender rights policies and WEDO projects. It also highlights events and suggests ways to get involved.