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.


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.


The UFBI is announcing its first found of Graduate Student Summer Fellowships, to be offered for summer 2017. 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, etc.
Number of Awards: up to 4 Awards
Amount of Awards: up to $4.000 per award
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2017, 5:00 PM

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

Meet this year’s fellows: 2016-2017

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