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*Deadlines vary from country to country

Deadline: June 20, 2022 00:00 CEST*| Apply here
Eligibility: 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 member countries

GBIF Young Researchers Award 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.

Recognizing the work of early-career researchers

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.

How to participate in the GBIF Young Researchers Award

Students seeking nomination must apply to the Head of Delegation or node manager of a GBIF Voting or Associate Participant country. Graduate students who seek nomination should consult the websites of their national GBIF Participants or contact the Head of Delegation or node manager directly.

National Heads of Delegation and/or node managers may submit a maximum of two nominees per country to the GBIF Secretariat

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

Interested in attending GBIF Young Researchers Award 2022? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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