Capacity Enhancement Support Programme opens 2017 call for proposals

GBIF Participants can now submit proposals for funding for collaborative projects seeking to enhance their long-term capacity.

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The GBIF Secretariat is now accepting proposals for funding under the 2017 Capacity Enhancement Support Programme, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF Participants through collaborative projects.

The call is only open to GBIF Participants.

Applicants must submit concept notes by 3 March 2017 for the first stage of the programme’s two-stage selection process. A panel will assess the submissions and invite selected applicants to present full proposals by 28 April 2017.

An announcement on funded projects is expected by 15 May 2017, with all project activities taking place between June 2017 and June 2018.

Concept notes must use the provided template and include information on co-funding.

Proposals can request a maximum of €20,000 to support mentoring activities, regional events, GBIF advocacy actions, documentation and capacity needs assessments. Applicants are encouraged to explore projects previously funded under the programme for inspiration.

The GBIF Secretariat staff is available to address questions related to this call and help Participants considering or preparing a submission. For more information, please contact us via email.

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