Sunday, January 30, 2011

Young Researchers Award: Call for Proposals 2011

The main objective of the Young Researchers Award (YRA) is to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students in masters and doctorate programs at universities in countries participating in the GBIF network.  The award has been put in place to stimulate use of GBIF enabled data by graduate students developing new research in biodiversity informatics and also to serve as an outreach mechanism to universities. 

“Students are the future of the biodiversity research community,” commented Dr. Leonard Krishtalka, Chairperson of the GBIF Science Committee. “To have more researchers in biosystematics and biodiversity informatics using GBIF enabled data, we need greater involvement with students and academia and these awards will serve as an incentive towards that goal.” 

The call for proposals provides prospective applicants with more information regarding the requirements for submission as well as details of the selection process. 

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