Deadline: 20 June 2022

The GBIF Young Researchers Award Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2022 Young Researchers Award. This annual program 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 2022 program will provide a pair of €5,000 prizes recognizing the work of two early-career researchers—preferably, one master’s and one Ph.D. candidate—who receive formal nominations from the heads of delegation and node managers of GBIF Participant countries.

A jury organized by GBIF Science Committee will select two award recipients from the pool of nominees whose names are received by the GBIF Secretariat by 20 June 2022. The GBIF Secretariat will announce winners in early fall 2022 and present the winners at the 29th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board (GB29) planned for Brussels in October 2022.

Eligibility

Candidates must be enrolled in a university graduate program to be eligible for the award. Candidates must be either

a) citizens of a country participating in GBIF

b) 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.

 

Selection criteria for GBIF Young Researchers Award

The GBIF Science Committee will review the nominations and select winners of the Young Researchers Awards.

The criteria for the awards include:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Use of and strategic significance for data accessed through GBIF
  • Measurable effectiveness and impact in advancing biodiversity informatics and/or the conservation of biological diversity

Proposals that are not selected may be updated and resubmitted for consideration in subsequent years.

Awardees are expected to acknowledge GBIF support when disseminating research results via peer-reviewed publications, presentations at professional meetings, and other media.

 

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