Successful conservation of biological diversity requires both basic and applied research to better inform current and future policy decisions. Because graduate students are a major engine of biodiversity research at UW, the Biodiversity Institute (BI) is providing grants to enhance or expand ongoing graduate student research in any field related to biodiversity.
Successful conservation of biological diversity requires the support of an informed and actively engaged public. Public support for biodiversity and its conservation may be increased by providing compelling and relevant evidence of the impact of biodiversity on ecosystem services and human well-being. Maximum amount of the award is $20,000 for one year. We anticipate funding several proposals.