The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2021 Young Researchers Award.
This annual programme aims to foster and recognize innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data.
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.
The 2021 programme will provide a pair of prizes recognizing the work of two early-career researchers—preferably, one master’s and one PhD candidate—nominated by the heads of delegation and node managers from GBIF Participant countries. Nominations can come from the GBIF delegation or node of either the candidate’s country of citizenship or the country of the candidate’s host institution.
Candidates must be enrolled in a university graduate programme to be eligible for the award. However, candidates must be either
- citizens of a country participating in GBIF
- students at an institution located in a GBIF participant country
Students seeking nomination must apply to the Head of Delegation or node manager of a GBIF Voting or Associate Participant country before the deadline.
Nevertheless, candidates should prepare their proposal and nomination packets to include:
- Research summary (200 words)
- Project description (maximum 5 pages, 12-point Arial)
- Curriculum vitae of the student applicant including full contact information at the home institution.
- Supporting documents such as an official letter from the student’s faculty mentor/supervisor.