OPEN CALL: SNS research projects

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) announces a network call! We want forest researchers in the Nordic countries to meet and to benefit from collaboration.


Branch with leaves. Photo.

SNS funding is supposed to interlink projects initiated in the Nordic region and increase synergies within Nordic forest research. We want to promote cross sectorial collaboration of sectors within a sustainable bioeconomy. We also want to facilitate the bridging of gaps between research and forestry in practice. All the efforts of researchers should be of practical use as soon as possible!

SNS research projects that will be funded this time should relate to two of the focus areas of the SNS strategy plan 2018–2021 (PDF):

  • Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy 
  • Maintenance and increased utilization of ecosystem services

To apply for our funding, the project doesn’t need to cover both strategic areas. It could rather be an advantage to focus on more narrow, specific topics.

But there are more requirements for a project to be considered for funding from SNS. It should include participants from at least three Nordic* countries, and the applicants should be researchers at Nordic research institutions. It is of importance to us that the forest sector uses its whole capacity and therefore we require a gender balance that reaches 40/60%. And of course it is important that young researchers participate in the project!

Project grants are for no more than three years of activities and the applied amount should be approximately 100 000-350 000 SEK/year from SNS. We only fund projects that can co-finance with at least two thirds of the total budget.

Submit your application latest August 15, 2018, at 24:00 CET. We contact you in December and the projects can start in January 1st, 2019.

We are looking forward to read the applications! 


For questions, mail


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

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