The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2020 Young Researchers Award. This annual programme aims to foster and recognise innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data.
As in previous years, the 2020 programme will provide a pair of €5,000 prizes recognising the work of two graduate students—preferably, one master’s and one PhD candidate—nominated by GBIF Participant countries.
Submitting a nomination
Please submit your nominations to Mark Martin with ‘GBIF Young Researcher’ in the subject line by 26 April, (following the instructions on the GBIF young researchers award website). Two nominations will be selected for submission to GBIF by the UK GBIF Delegation (currently representatives of DEFRA, NERC, the Natural History Museum London, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Joint Nature Conservancy Committee and the National Biodiversity Network in time for the GBIF submission deadline). Please contact Alan Paton for further information if required.
A jury organised by GBIF Science Committee will select the two award recipients from the pool of nominees whose names are received from the relevant country delegation by the GBIF Secretariat by 15 May 2020. The winners will be announced in late summer or early autumn 2020.
Full details, including how to nominate and eligibility criteria, can be found on the GBIF website.
Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
At the same time as the Young Researchers Award 2020, GBIF is also inviting nominations for its Ebbe Nielsen Challenge.