Open call for annual networks
The call is open March 1st, 2019 to June 1st, 2019
Successful proposals should relate to either of the following focal areas:
– Climate change mitigation and adaptation
– Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy
– Maintenance and increased utilisation of ecosystem services
We particularly encourage networks dealing with issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation to apply for funding – we need to prepare for future unprecedented events such as flooding, landslides and wildfires and explore novel ways to lower the risk, and tackle the impacts of extreme weather events.
Please note that networks should include participants from three research institutions in the Nordic region AND three research institutions in additional countries of relevance for the activities of the network.
Our annual networks:
Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network (former EFINORD) collaborate to support forest research networks on an annual basis. Both organisations share a common goal of supporting research in forest issues related to bioeconomy.
Projects are expected to relate to the following prioritised focus areas of the SNS strategy plan:
Sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy, maintenance and utilisation of ecosystem services or climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The aim is to strengthen forest research in the Nordic region, bridge gaps between research and practice and to promote cross sectoral collaboration of sectors within a sustainable bioeconomy.
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 produce peer-reviewed scientific papers, design policy recommendations based on research findings, write large-scale research funding applications, and create or maintain databases or websites.
Network grants are for activities over the course of one year. The amount applied for should be approximately 100 000–200 000 SEK. Networks are expected to co-finance at least 50% of the total budget, with SNS and the Forest Bioeconomy Network funding covering at most 50%.
Participants in submitted networks should represent at least six countries consisting of three research institutions in the Nordic* region AND three research institutions in additional countries of relevance for the activities of the network.
The participants in the project must have a 40-60% gender balance and female coordinators are encouraged to apply for funding. The network shall include and involve PhD students and young researchers.
* Nordic is defined as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands.
Here are our annual networks with activities in 2019!
- Predictability of climate risks to Nordic forest ecosystem services through multi-proxy data comparisons and modelling (NordicProxy)
- Integrating knowledge on nutrient cycling and organismal responses for sustainable use of wood ash in Nordic forests (NORDASH)
- Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering
- Nordic network of forest regeneration
- Nordic growth and yield researchers network
- Promoting sustainable forestry in a growing bioeconomy for Europe (PROFOR)
- Nordic cooperation group for forest inventory