OPEN CALL for annual networks in Nordic forestry

The call for proposals for networking activities is re-opened. SNS will fund networks in Nordic forestry for one year. Climate change, demands in a growing bioeconomy and ecosystem services are possible focuses. Apply at the latest September 30th 2021.

Are you in forestry? You are welcome to apply for funding for networking activities! Submit your application latest September 30th 2021.

Successful applicants may receive funds of maximum 200 000 SEK for activities over the course of one year (2022), covering at most 50% of the total budget for the network.

Focus: areas of the SNS strategy plan:

• Maintenance and increased utilization of forest-based ecosystem services
• Climate change mitigation and adaptation
• Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy

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For inspiration on examples of network topics click here.

Stronger together – forest research in the Nordic region

SNS wants to promote collaboration and strengthen forest research related to bioeconomy in the Nordic region by networking activities. The outcomes of your network should be useful for the Nordic community and should include knowledge exchange across national borders. Read the full call text for more information.


Participants in submitted networks should represent at least five countries consisting of at least three research institutions in the Nordic region. Participants of relevance for the activities of the network from outside of the Nordic region can also be included.


Find the application form here!
Submit your proposal latest September 30th 2021 to

Include in your application:
• Aims of the network and strategic area in focus.
• Planned activities and outcomes.
• How the network will be beneficial for the Nordic region.
• Involved participants including research organisations and stakeholders, if applicable.
• A plan for integrating PhD students and young researchers into the network.
• A plan to address gender equity.


For all the details: Full call text

Call text (PDF)

Call text (Word)

Guidelines for acquiring gender balance Coming soon



For questions regarding your application, please email SNS ( or the Forest Bioeconomy Network (


About the funders

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) is a co-operative body under the Nordic Council of Ministers that strives to enhance benefits for the Nordic region and contribute to the development of a sustainable society. The following focus areas are especially important for the activities of SNS:
• Climate change mitigation and adaptation
• Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy
• Maintenance and increased utilization of forest-based ecosystem services

The SNS strategy plan for 2018–2021 can be found here.


Forest Bioeconomy Network (former EFINORD) is a research network affiliated to EFI (European Forest Institute). It promotes and facilitates research collaboration, develops and connects knowledge as well as encouraging policy interaction. The Forest Bioeconomy Network focuses on economics, governance and policy as well as issues related to sustainable production and utilization of forests. The thematic areas are:
• Sustainable and efficient production and use of biomass
• Securing sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services
• Demand and supply of forest-based products

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