The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is offering two research awards to current graduate students pursuing research involving biodiversity data.  The 2012 Young Researchers Award is intended to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics.

Two awards of €4,000 will be available to graduate students in a master’s or doctoral program at a university in a GBIF Voting Participant country, such as the United States and Mexico, or Associate Participant country, such as Canada.

Research proposals must clearly demonstrate how data enabled by GBIF are being incorporated in the applicant’s work. The proposal should include a project description, a budget, literature cited, and the applicant’s curriculum vitae including contact information at the home institution.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Head of Delegation of a GBIF Voting or Associate Participant country. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisors, the GBIF national node in their country, or members of the Science Committee regarding the deadline for proposal submissions at the national level. Contacts of the Heads of Delegation are available at www.gbif.org/communications/directory-of-contacts/governing-board-of-gbif/.

For further details, please download the full call for proposals.