BID 2020: Frequently asked questions

FAQs on applying for funding under the BID programme

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Collared sunbird (Hedydipna collaris). Photo 2018 by Joseph Onoja, via Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Database of Birds from Nigeria, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

Getting started with the GBIF Grants Portal

  • How can I get access to the GBIF Grants Portal?
  • Which browser should I use when accessing the GBIF Grants Portal?
  • Why must I register my organization?
  • Can I apply for grants as an individual?
  • Do I need multiple accounts in the GBIF Grants Portal if I wish to submit grant applications under different GBIF-led programmes?

Preparing your grant request

  • Do I need to confirm all my partners before submitting a project proposal?
  • Can I share the grant proposal with my partners?
  • What is the difference between a data use grant and other grants types?
  • What is the difference between a deliverables and the impact of an activity?
  • What should I consider when describing a monitoring and evaluation plan in a grant proposal?
  • How can I identify Risks and Mitigation strategies?

Filling in budget

  • What information should I add under description of the Concept note budget?
  • How do I fill in the budget in the Full Proposal?
  • Which expenses can and cannot be charged to the BID programme?

Data mobilization

  • What is data mobilization?
  • What is a dataset format?
  • How can I estimate the approximate number of records that I will publish through GBIF.org?
  • (How) can I publish molecular/sequence/DNA based data to GBIF?
  • What type of datasets does GBIF index/support
  • What is a publishing institution?

Data use

  • What is a user needs assessment?
  • What area decisions or policy needs?
  • What existing processes or platforms can the data be integrated within?
  • What analyses do I need to perform on the data?
  • What are some examples of expected deliverables from the final evaluation phase?

Documentation

  • What is a source of verification?

Questions?

  • Who can I contact if I have questions or problems with my applications?