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.
A committee of UW Faculty and one external reviewer will rank each proposal (Biodiversity Institute faculty or staff do not rank or vote on grants). We ask that each reviewer write a brief statement about the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal. These are summarized and provided to applicants once the process is complete. Each reviewers ranking and an overall ranking will be provided to the committee when it convenes. The committee as a group discusses the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the top 10-15 proposals and make their final decisions based on available funding for that year.
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