Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2018
The UF Biodiversity Institute encourages interdisciplinary research and training with three main foci: (1) discovery of biodiversity, (2) using big data – informatics, modeling, computation of heterogeneous data – to describe, understand, explain, and predict patterns of biodiversity and the processes that generated those patterns, and (3) translating knowledge on biodiversity into action – conservation, policy, law, education, etc. – through relevant partnerships with journalists, social scientists, education specialists, lawyers, representatives of state and federal agencies, and others.
To enhance interdisciplinary research in biodiversity-related fields, the UF Biodiversity Institute offers Interdisciplinary Seed Grants. These 12-month grants will support interdisciplinary research that addresses the general goals of the Institute; examples include but are not limited to (i) largescale, collaborative biological surveys to document and monitor biodiversity on a global scale; (ii) development and application of informatics tools for biodiversity research; and (iii) translational research in natural resource management, protection, and sustainability.
Number of Awards: 2 – 4 Awards
Amount of Awards: up to $50,000 for 1 calendar year
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018, 5:00 pm
Start Date: March 1, 2018
For more information Eligibility Criteria, Proposal Requirements and Submission Requirements, go to https://biodiversity.institute.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/UFBI-Seed-Grant-Guidelines-2018.pdf.
Please direct all questions and seed grant submissions to:
Dr. Pamela Soltis, FLMNH, UFBI Director