By the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

GBIF is inviting nominations for the 2017 Young Researchers Awards, with the focus on publication of datasets that give rich information on species observed or collected in particular sampling events.

The GBIF Young Researchers Awards is an annual programme aimed at fostering innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. Working closely with GBIF national Participants, the 2017 awards will provide €5,000 prizes recognizing the work of two graduate students—one a master’s candidate and one a PhD candidate—nominated by GBIF Participant countries.

The deadline for submissions for the award is 30 June 2017 for Belgian Young Scientists. Applications should be sent to Aline van der Werf, Manager of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and Programme Manager at the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO).

More information here.