Research projects

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Research networks are funded for three years of research activities and adress specific focus areas of the SNS Strategy plan. 

The aim of the SNS research project funding is to:

• Interlink projects initiated in the Nordic region

• Increase synergies in forest research in the Nordic countries

• Promote cross sectoral collaboration of sectors within a sustainable bioeconomy

• Bridge gaps between research and forestry in practice


Participants in projects should include at least three researchers at research institutions in the Nordic region, and successful applicants may receive funds from SNS of approximately 100-350 000 SEK/year for three years, covering at most a third of the total budget for the project.

SNS strives to enhance benefits for the Nordic region and contribute to development of a sustainable society. For 2022-2024, SNS wishes to support projects addressing topics related to sustainable management of forest resources, as well as projects exploring ways to balance different/conflicting goals related to forests in order to meet the demands and expectations of the society. This includes the balance between forest production and forest protection. Addressing biodiversity, the role of forests as a carbon sink, and forest resilience are priority areas for SNS. Research projects are encouraged to conduct research and analyses increasing synergy in the Nordic region.


Relevant documents:

Call text

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Application form

SNS Strategy plan

Annual reporting form

Final reporting form


Research projects 2019-2021:

Previous SNS research projects


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