Deadline: June 20, 2022

On behalf of the network of national Participants, the GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2022 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.

Students seeking nomination must apply to the Head of Delegation or node manager of a GBIF Voting or Associate Participant country (see the complete list). National participants are responsible for establishing their own deadlines and processes for receiving and processing student applications. As a result, graduate students who seek nomination should consult the websites of their national GBIF Participants or contact the Head of Delegation or node manager directly.


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.

While the deadline for receipt of nominations at the GBIF Secretariat is 20 June, local deadlines do apply!

  • Colombia 🇨🇴 : 30 May 2022
  • Mexico 🇲🇽 : 31 May 2022
  • United States 🇺🇸 : 31 May 2022


The 2022 programme will provide a pair of €5,000 prizes recognizing the work of two early-career researchers—preferably, one master’s and one PhD candidate—who receive formally nominations from the heads of delegation and node managers of GBIF Participant countries.


  • 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
  • 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.

Eligible Regions: Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic ,Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guinea, Iceland, Ireland, Korea, Republic of Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of Togo, Tonga, United States of America, Uruguay.

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