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Opening Date: 
Friday, 15 May, 2015
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)

1. Concept Notes for Integrated Team Projects 2015

 The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. The main approach is to fund large, collaborative / integrated team projects which align with knowledge needs, or which involve participants along the entire value chain from knowledge generation to application for decision-making. These projects will also include postgraduate students and emerging researchers, and the up-skilling of researchers and practitioners who use the data generated. The projects will generate or mobilize species occurrence data, DNA barcode data, and descriptive information on species, and will ensure that the knowledge is co-ordinated, managed and disseminated through appropriate structures and systems. Monitoring of the uptake and impact of the knowledge generated will allow the development of an understanding of best practice for ensuring that research outputs do have an impact on global change understanding and decision-making relating to biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. More details of the programme are provided in the Framework document. 

2. Small Grants and Biodiversity Surveys 2015

 The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. The priority knowledge needs relate to species occurrence, species identity, population abundance, and DNA information, including barcoding. This type of information is often referred to as “fundamental” or “foundational” because it forms the basis of so many other aspects of biodiversity research and decision-making. More details of the programme are provided in the Programme Framework document. 

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Both calls open : 14 May 2015
Both calls close : 01 July 2015

Contacts

Lynn Erasmus                                                                                                                        
Professional Officer: GMSA                                                                                                 
E-mail: Lynn@nrf.ac.za                                                                                                 
Tel: (012) 481-4042                                                                                                         

Mmamokete Mabuela
Professional Officer: Reviews and Evaluation
E-mail: mabuela@nrf.ac.za
Tel: (012) 481-4088