Applications Invited for GBIF Project Grant

Applications Invited for GBIF Project Grant

Organization: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Apply By: 10 Jul 2022

Grant Amount: 5000 USD

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About the Organization

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

About the Grant

Soil biodiversity plays a vital role in crucial ecosystem functions around human health, nutrition, and recreation, yet data on the organisms that comprise soil biodiversity remain underrepresented in GBIF.

To improve the data's fitness for use in answering key research and policy questions, GBIF and the Soil Biodiversity Observation Network (SoilBON) have issued an open call for proposals from projects that can mobilize open data on soil biodiversity.

SoilBON is a global collaboration between the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI), the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN), and numerous other partners, focused on making better use of available knowledge about soil biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The call will support between five to seven projects in all with selected researchers receiving up to $5,000 USD per project. All the data from this initiative will follow GBIF standards and data licensing guidelines, and datasets from underrepresented regions will receive priority consideration.


This call solicits applications by researchers/research groups from the group of SoilBON collaborators, for projects and processes related to digital data mobilization of already collected soil biodiversity data.

Applications (researchers and data) coming from underrepresented regions will be given preference. The applications should comply with open access criteria and the data mobilized through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in support of the soil ecology community.


The deadline for SoilBON to receive proposals is Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 23:59 MDT (UTC-6).

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