Overall aim of the FBIP

The intention of the FBIP is to generate, manage and disseminate appropriate foundational biodiversity information as the basis for research which can catalyse the bio-economy, and for decision-making which will promote human well-being. The FBIP’s overall...

Special requirements of the FBIP

Data generated through the projects have to be made openly accessible to the broader community (an embargo period is allowed).A copy of the data needs to be submitted to the FBIP/SANBI to check quality and whether what has been submitted meets the stated target in the...

Stating the aim or purpose

Once you have identified the broad context of your project, and the problem you intend solving, then you can state your Aim or Purpose. Some good and bad examples This project aims to study the impact of alien invasive species on insects .Says what will be done, but...

Background: Scope of the FBIP

Research and data mobilization to answer the following questions: What species have we got in South Africa? (surveys, description, including genetic descriptions / diversity) What is it? (identification tools including DNA barcodes) Where does it occur? (surveys,...

FBIP proposal writing guidelines

Content by Michelle Hamer (SANBI-FBIP, April 2020) Purpose of the Online Workshop This online workshop covers the main points for the submission of a successful FBIP proposal and serves to assist eligible researchers. From the FBIP’s perspective: We want to improve...

Large Grant themes

More details available in the FBIP Framework document Environmental sustainability:Multi-taxa surveys, with the geographic area clearly identified on the basis of a large scale proposed development, or neglected areas for which no spatial plan exists for biodiversity,...

Eligibility criteria for Large Grants

See FBIP Framework for all of these… Team: must be at least four (4) institutions involved; and minimum of five (5) participants/contributors (one must be from a Histori0DI); and at least 2 young researchers. Minimum of 3 postgraduates must be trained through...