GBIF invites the submission of proposals under the second phase of the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme, funded by Japan’s Ministry of Environment.
The current call aims to address key challenges identified by GBIF nodes in Asia relating to the mobilization and use of biodiversity data in the region. The total potential funding assigned to this call is approximately €80,000.
Two types of grant are included in the call:
- BIFA capacity enhancement grants will target challenges relating to knowledge and skills required for biodiversity data publishing in Asia, including language barriers. GBIF Participant nodes and groups of nodes in Asia may apply for these grants.
- BIFA data mobilization grants will target taxonomic and geographic gaps in freely-accessible data relating to Asian biodiversity. These grants are open to any institutions based in Asia.
To access guidelines on the call, including including eligibility requirements, click here. Concept notes must be submitted to the GBIF Secretariat by 18 November 2016, using the appropriate template linked from the guidelines on each grant type. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.