Call for proposals to the GBIF 2016 Young Researchers Award

Concurso GBIF Jovens Investigadores 2016

2016 GBIF Young Researchers Award

Is it open the call for nominations for the GBIF Young Researchers Awards 2016, which will highlight innovative research on Biodiversity Informatics, developed by students in master's or doctoral studies. In this international call it is expected the submission of projects that demonstrate the critital role of biodiversity information published through GBIF in the development of the master or doctoral projects. Two prizes will be awarded with a money prize of 4 000€ each, one for a master's student and one to a doctoral student.

The applications must be submitted to the Portuguese GBIF Node, which in colaboration with FCT, promote the call at the natioal level. The selection of nominees to be proposed to the Scientific Committee of GBIF by the head of the Portuguese delegation will be performed by the Scientific Council on Natural and Environmmental Sciences of FCT.

The applications must satisfy the requirements and detailed guidance in the call for projects. The deadline for submission of applications is 24 June 2016. Applications must be submitted in English and sent by email to The two applications selected at national level will be later submitted to by the national GBIF Head of Delegation by 15 july 2015.

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Application deadline: 24 June 2016

Application submission: by email to

Documents to be submitted in the application (see detailed information here):

- Project summary
- Project description
- Budget
- Curriculum vitae
- Supporting Documents