Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), Los Gatos, California, USA. Photo by Edward Rooks via iNaturalist research-grade observations, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

On behalf of the network of national participants, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 Young Researchers Award.

The Young Researchers Award fosters innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students in Masters and Doctorate programmes at universities, whose studies rely on GBIF mediated data, in countries participating in the GBIF network.

Please feel free to send your nominations (together with completed documentation), for any eligible candidate. The recommendation will be submitted, together with the nomination package to Prof. Yonah Seleti, our Head of Delegation to GBIF.

A maximum of two nominations can be submitted by a Node HOD to GBIF.

Candidates must be enrolled in a university graduate programme to be eligible for the award. Candidates must be either a) citizens of a country participating in GBIF or b) students at an institution located in a GBIF participant country. Nominations can come from either the candidate’s country of citizenship or the country of the candidate’s host institution.

Submissions are due by the 5th of April 2019, please send your nominations to F.Parker@sanbi.org.za. This will then be reviewed for final submission to GBIF before the 15th of May 2019, by a panel chaired by the South African Head of Delegation, Prof. Yonah Seleti.

Please see more information on GBIF website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top