The 2023 GBIF Young Researchers Awards for Graduates
The 2023 GBIF Young Researchers Awards for Graduates and Postgraduates is an annual award that aims to encourage and identify the excellent achievements, innovative research, and discoveries of young researchers in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and environmental science. The awards are available to both graduate and postgraduate students from around the world. The awards are financed by GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, a multinational initiative that gives free access to biodiversity data from around the world. The 2023 GBIF Young Researchers Awards for Graduates
The awards are divided into two categories: Graduate and Postgraduate. Each award is worth a one–time cash prize of €5,000. who receive formally nominations from the heads of delegation and node managers of GBIF Participant countries.
Eligibility for the 2023 GBIF Young Researchers Awards
Candidates must be enrolled in a university graduate programme to be eligible for the award. Candidates must be either be
- Citizens of a country participating in GBIF
- 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 examine the nominations and determine winners of the Graduate Researchers Award.
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
Proposals that are not selected may be updated and resubmitted for consideration in subsequent years.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2023