CAR is short for Virtual Centres of Advanced Research.

CARs are an important tool for forest research and longer term networking in the Nordic region and adjacent countries.

SNS supports CARs over the period of 4-5 years. A CAR can receive funding from SNS at a maximum of 10% of the total costs of the CAR (excluding any overhead such as administrative costs, at any level in the organisation). Funding from SNS for a CAR is up to 300.000 – 600.000 SEK per CAR and year.

A CAR contains the coordination of strategic (5 year) and operational (annual) work plans. The CARs work for collaboration or sharing of tasks/activities that are clearly specified according to the strategic and operational plans. The strategic plans identify objectives, target groups, personal commitment, responsibility and budget. 


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