Nordic Forest Research: open call for networks

Uutinen - Julkaistu 4.3.2020

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network hereby announce a joint research network call. The aim of the call is to promote collaboration and strengthen forest research related to bioeconomy in the Nordic region by networking activities. Deadline for application submission is June 1st, 2020 at 24:00 CET.

Features of funded networks

Participants in submitted networks should represent at least five countries consisting of at least three research institutions in the Nordic* region AND two research institutions in additional countries of relevance for the activities of the network. Successful applicants may receive funds of approximately 100 000-200 000 SEK for activities over the course of one year (2021), covering at most 50% of the total budget for the network. Each gender must be represented by a minimum of 40% of the participants in the network and PhD students and early career researchers should be included in the network.

* Nordic is defined as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands.

Network outputs

Network outputs should be useful for the Nordic community and should include knowledge exchange across national borders through e.g. arranging workshops, seminars, scientific meetings or open conferences. Networks could also write large-scale research funding applications, design policy recommendations based on research findings, produce peer-reviewed scientific papers, and create or maintain databases or websites.

Focus areas of the call

Successful proposals should relate to at least one of the following focus areas of the SNS Strategy plan:
– Maintenance and increased utilisation of forest-based ecosystem services
– Climate change mitigation and adaptation
– Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy

We particularly encourage networks that focus on:
1. Biodiversity management in production forests
2. Forestry and reindeer herding

We call for network proposals either within the general focus areas, or within the two particular focus areas. We do not expect proposals to cover all or several of the focus areas.

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