GS9 Sponsorship Opportunities

“The Gender Summit is really unique— it's a critical catalyzer.  It informs new policies and funding frameworks while bringing together interdisciplinary thought leaders to bridge issues of research, policy and implementation. Elsevier has been very proud to be a part of this dialogue from the beginning... I believe we have the Gender Summits to thank for mainstreaming an understanding of how gender dimension leads to more robust research…In short, the title of the Summit says it all … and we are proud to be a part of this important convening.”
Ylann Schemm, Elsevier Foundation Program Director, GS Sponsor

At the heart of Gender Summit is a growing global community of experts and practitioners from a wide range of different fields. They recognise the intellectual importance and practical benefits of understanding when, why, and how sex and gender differences can determine the quality of research, innovation and development outcomes. As a sponsor, you will be joining this community. You will help shape this knowledge and its applications. We are currently looking for GS9 sponsors. Sponsors can be from among organisations that operate in research and innovation-intensive sectors, but also from among those that are funding development measures that rely on science knowledge and technological advances.

One way that sponsors can help is to support the regional Gender Summit events. At the regional Gender Summits (now in Europe, North-America, Latin-America, Asia-Pacific and Africa), scientists, policy makers, gender scholars and stakeholders in science endeavours examine the latest scientific evidence. We do this to establish a consensus on where improvements are needed, and what actions, taken by whom can deliver real change.

The Gender Summit events are not-for-profit and have the goal of being as inclusive as possible. Sponsors help us keep the costs of attending events to a minimum. This enables participants from lower-income countries or those with limited access to a travel budget to still attend. To achieve this, we need your help.

We have a range of packages available or can tailor something to your organisation's profile. If you would like to support the forthcoming Gender Summit 9 and help us deliver our mission, contact us via

Sponsors can also help by supporting the activities carried out by the members of the Gender Summit community that take place in-between the Gender Summit events. For example, their expertise or experience can be utilised to inform and implement policy agendas such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

By becoming a sponsor, you will be joining our eminent sponsors this year:

Gender Summit 9 Partner, ElsevierElsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

Elsevier Foundation, Gender Summit 4 Europe partnerOver the past decade, the Elsevier Foundation has awarded over a 100 grants worth millions of dollars to non-profit organizations focusing on the world’s libraries, nurse faculties and women scholars during their early and mid-careers. Funded by Elsevier, a leading scientific, technical and medical information solutions provider, the Elsevier Foundation contributes over $1 million USD a year to partnerships improving health information, research in developing countries, diversity in STM, and nursing education. Read about our new 2016 programs.

NordForsk, Gender Summit 9 PartnerNordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for and facilitates Nordic cooperation on research and research infrastructure. NordForsk seeks to enhance the quality, impact and efficiency of Nordic research cooperation, thereby helping the Nordic region to become a world leader in research and innovation.