The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Young Researchers Award. This annual programme aims to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data.
Candidates must be enrolled in a university graduate programme to be eligible for the award. Candidates must be either citizens of a country participating in GBIF or students at an institution located in a GBIF participant country. Nomination can come either from the country of citizenship or from the country of the candidate’s host institution. Student proposals are first reviewed and prioritized at the national level. GBIF national nodes are encouraged to work closely with the academic communities and higher education institutions in their countries and to reach out to relevant university programmes and research groups.
Proposal and nomination packets must include a research summary not exceeding 200 words, project description, budget, CV and supporting documents.