Elsevier Launches SciVal Funding

Elsevier Launches SciVal Funding Solution to help U.S. Research Institutions better compete for grants.

Optimizes Grant Seeking Process by Integrating Current Funding Opportunities with Historical Award Information and Publication Data

Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of SciVal Funding, a comprehensive funding intelligence solution for U.S. research institutions. The platform helps researchers locate the most appropriate grant opportunities in order to maximize their potential to receive funding.

Securing funding is an essential step in a researcher’s workflow. Due to the labor intensive and demanding nature of the process, researchers may spend up to one third of their time seeking grant opportunities and preparing proposals – often with limited success. As research becomes increasingly multidisciplinary, collaborative and international, securing funding is inherently more competitive. Recognizing these challenges, SciVal Funding is designed to optimize the pre-award stages of the process, leading researchers and research administrators to grants with the greatest potential for success by integrating current funding opportunities with publication information and historical award data.

SciVal Funding allows users to routinely search over 5,000 grant sources, including federal funding bodies and private foundations. Updated daily, funding opportunities can be explored by subject area, award type, deadline or amount. In addition, by fully cataloguing limited submission programs, research administrators may set up necessary internal review mechanisms in a timely way. Access to a comprehensive pool of funding opportunities as well as the ability to uncover new sources of financial support is especially critical in these difficult economic times.

On June 30, 2009, Elsevier hosted a webcast discussing the challenges of today’s funding environment and offering an overview of the SciVal Funding solution. To view a recording of the virtual event, please visit http://info.funding.scival.com/webcast3/, and for information on the tool, please visit http://www.info.funding.scival.com/.

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