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Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center Start Collaboration to Support Early Career Researchers in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announces its collaboration with the Dutch division of the Fulbright Center, a bi-national non-profit organization focused on enhancing the collaboration between the United States and the Netherlands in science.

The collaboration between Elsevier and the Dutch Fulbright Center aims to provide support and guidance to young researchers in the Netherlands in the broadest sense. Activities will range from providing advice in relation to writing and publishing research papers, networking, funding and career planning. Planned Elsevier- Fulbright activities are:

  • Participation in Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program; workshops in which young researchers are advised on how they can successfully write and publish their research papers and on how to get funding for conducting research abroad through a Fulbright scholarship.
  • Sponsoring of two Elsevier / Fulbright PhD scholarships in 2013 (more information available at
  • Providing free access to ScienceDirect and Scopus from 2013 onwards for Dutch Fulbright Scholars.

"A Fulbright scholarship stands for more than financial support alone. It provides guidance, opens doors to social events and other career-building activities," said Marcel Oomen, Director of the Dutch Fulbright Center. "Our participation in Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program is a new part of our own program, as is the service that our grantees now have free access to ScienceDirect and Scopus. We are very happy to be working with Elsevier and hope it will enrich the experience of our grantees."

Martin Tanke, Managing Director Journals at Elsevier, added, "In today's competitive academic world it is a challenge for young researchers to build a successful research career. At Elsevier we aim to provide optimal career guidance and support to researchers who want to build their careers more effectively."

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About Fulbright Center

The Fulbright Center is a bi-national, non-profit organization established by international agreement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It promotes educational co-operation by administering educational exchange programs between the two countries, such as the Fulbright Program, and provides information on study, research and internships in the United States.

Board of the Fulbright Center

Honorary Co-Chairmen:

Minister of Education, Culture and Science; Ambassador of the United States of America, The Hague

Executive Committee:

Ms. Jill ADLER, J.D., Director East-West Parliamentary Practice Project (Chairperson)

Ms. Pauline VAN DER MEER MOHR, President of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Vice-Chairperson)

Mr. Cees VAN GESSEL, former Group Executive Vice President, ABN-AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam (Treasurer)

Ms. Angela CERVETTI, Deputy Public Affairs Attaché, U.S Embassy, The Hague (Alternate Treasurer).

Other Members of the Board:

Mr. Buford ALEXANDER, Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam

Prof. Dr. James KENNEDY, Professor of History, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Mr. Jules KORTENHORST, Former Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation, The Hague

Ms. Pauline KRUSEMAN, Former Director of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum

Prof. Dr. Ruth OLDENZIEL, Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven and Associate Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam

Dr. Graham SHARMAN, Emeritus Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven

About Elsevier's Early Career Researcher Program

Elsevier's Global Early Career Researcher Program was first established in 2006 with the aim of supporting and advising in the career development of young researchers. In close collaboration with universities and research institutes across the globe, Elsevier organizes workshops for young researchers. During these workshops researchers learn firsthand how the process of publishing research works exactly, which steps are involved and how they can increase their chances of becoming successful authors and reviewers.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.          

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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