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 Faculty 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) large-scale, 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: March 18, 2022, 5:00 pm
Start Date: May 15, 2022
Applications must be submitted, via email, to Flora Marynak at
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM, March 18, 2022.
For more information Eligibility Criteria, Proposal Requirements and Submission Requirements, go to https://biodiversity.institute.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/UFBI-Seed-Grant-Guidelines-2022.docx.
Please direct all questions to:
Dr. Pamela Soltis, FLMNH, UFBI Director