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GBIF Young Researchers Award 2021

GBIF Young Researchers Award 2021

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Applications are open for GBIF Young Researchers Award 2021. The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2021 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 2021 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—nominated by the heads of delegation and node managers from GBIF Participant countries.


  • Candidates must have enrollment in a university graduate program to be eligible for the award. Candidates must be either citizen 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.

Selection Process and Criteria

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


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline21 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerBig Data



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