The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute (BI) fosters the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of biological diversity through research, education, and outreach. The success of mission of the BI is dependent on its close collaboration with units and faculty in the University of Wyoming. This first call for faculty proposals aims to catalyze excellence in biodiversity research. We take a broad view of biodiversity research, and include all levels of analysis (genetic, phylogenetic, functional, and ecological) and encompass all taxa. Although the BI’s focus is on Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region, it aims to have a global reach. Hence our call for proposals does not have a regional constraint. Our first call for proposals will have two major, broad research themes/questions that we believe can help to inform major concerns of both global and regional importance.
This program provides financial support for University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate students conducting innovative and high-impact research projects that address important topics in biodiversity scholarship. The research proposals that are funded will be directly concerned with biological diversity, but not necessarily restricted to the natural sciences, and are for students' own independent research ideas
Exploration and understanding of biodiversity doesn't only come through the study of proteins and photosynthesis - much of it comes from what we observe and portray as a result! The Biodiversity in Art Grant program provides funding for cross-disciplinary projects that advance the research and depiction of biodiversity through art, including visual and written.
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