GBIF Call for Data Mobilisation and Capacity Projects in Asia

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is inviting 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 mobilisation 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 mobilisation 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.

For more information: http://www.gbif.org/newsroom/news/bifa-2016-call