On behalf of the National Participant Network, the GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2023 Graduate Researcher Award . This annual program aims to encourage and recognize innovative research and discoveries in biodiversity informatics made by graduate students whose master's and doctoral studies are based on data from GBIF.
The Graduate Researchers Award (previously the Young Researchers Award ) is an annual program aimed at fostering innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. The GRA provides prizes to two graduate students—generally one Master's candidate and one Ph.D candidate—nominated by GBIF Participant countries .Table of Content
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The 2023 program will offer a pair of prizes worth €5,000 recognizing the work of two early-career researchers - preferably, a master's candidate and a doctoral student - who receive official nominations from Heads of Delegations or communication node managers of GBIF participating countries .
Nominations can come from the GBIF Delegation or Node of the candidate's country of citizenship or the country of the candidate's host institution.
A jury organized by the GBIF Scientific Committee will select two winners from the pool of applicants whose names are received by the GBIF Secretariat by June 19, 2023 . The GBIF Secretariat will announce the winners in early fall 2023 and present the winners at the 30th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board (GB30) scheduled for Canberra, Australia in October 2023.
The GBIF Scientific Committee will review the nominations and select the recipients of the Graduate Researcher Awards.
The award criteria are as follows:
Proposals that are not selected may be updated and resubmitted for consideration in subsequent years.
Fellows are expected to acknowledge GBIF support when disseminating the results of their research through peer-reviewed publications, presentations at professional meetings, and other media.
Candidates must prepare their proposal and nomination file including:
Students seeking nomination should approach the Head of Delegation or Head of Communications Node of a GBIF Participating Country, whether Voting or Associate (see full list ). National participants are responsible for establishing their own timelines and processes for receiving and processing student applications. Therefore, young students who wish to be nominated should consult the websites of their national GBIF participants or contact the Head of Delegation or Node Leader directly.
Student proposals are first reviewed and prioritized nationally. GBIF National Nodes are encouraged to work closely with academic communities and higher education institutions in their countries and reach out to relevant academic programs and research groups.
Heads of National Delegations and/or Heads of National Nodes may submit a maximum of two nominees per country to the GBIF Secretariat at [email protected] by the submission deadline: June 19, 2023 . Heads of Delegation and Heads of Communication Nodes will ensure that submissions are complete and include all of the items listed below. Incomplete proposal submissions will not be considered.
For more details, visit GBIF website