The UF Biodiversity Institute encourages interdisciplinary research and training with three main foci: (1) 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; (2) conducting large-scale, collaborative biological surveys to document and monitor biodiversity on a global scale; 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.


The UFBI is announcing its second round of Graduate Student Summer Fellowships, to be offered for summer 2018. These 3-month Fellowships are designed to allow students to benefit from interdisciplinary opportunities that might not otherwise be possible. Examples of summer activities that could be supported are: participation at an extended workshop (e.g. Woods Hole Workshop on Molecular Evolution); field work; travel to museums/herbaria, internship, etc.
Number of Awards: up to 4 Awards
Amount of Awards: up to $4.000 per award
Submission Deadline: April 6, 2018, 5:00 PM

Click on UFBI Grad Summer Fellowship Guidelines 2018 for more details and to apply.


To enhance interdisciplinary training in biodiversity-related fields, the UF Biodiversity Institute is announcing its UFBI Graduate Student Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year.  These 9-month Fellowships are geared toward mid-PhD students whose dissertation projects could particularly benefit from interdisciplinary opportunities with faculty, post-docs, and students outside their departments or programs.
Number of Awards: 4
Amount of Awards: $20,000 for academic year 2017-18, plus tuition
Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017, 5:00 PM

Click on UFBI Grad Fellowship Guidelines 2017-18 for more details and to apply.

Meet this year’s fellows: 2016-2017

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