From 2017 NordGen Forest and Nordic Forest Research (SNS) cooperate on a joint scholarship in the Nordic forest sector. The scholarships should contribute to common Nordic benefit by supporting education, continuing education and knowledge exchange for persons working or studying within forest seed or plant production, regeneration methods and tree breeding in the Nordic countries.

Fallen tree in forest covered in moss. Photo.For what?

Primarily, the grant should be used in connection with education or knowledge exchange within the fields mentioned above. You can also apply for a scholarship to cover running expenses for bachelor or master theses, for instance for equipment, laboratory expenses or printing of reports. When the restrictions due to the Corona pandemic allows it, the grant could also be used for travel expenses.

If applications are to be ranked,  employees within forest seed and plant production and breeding will generally be given preference over students.

The activity in question MUST be relevant in a Nordic setting, and contribute to a common Nordic benefit within the fields mentioned above. The main part of the activity must take place after the application deadline. The scholarship may cover costs to take part in the NordGen Forest thematic days or conferences.

We emphasize the importance of gender balance and we will take that into account when we make our decisions. we also welcome people with other genders than female/male to apply.

How much?

Maximum amount is 20 000 NOK. The activity must be finished within one year from the granting of the scholarship.


The application should primarily be written in English, but may be written in a Nordic language if needed. A summary and budget should however always be in English. Please contact the NordGen Forest secretariat if you have any questions regarding the application. Next application period will open in December 2023.

Application – NordGen Forest and SNS scholarships

The applications are evaluated by the NordGen Forest Regeneration Council and the secretariats of NordGen Forest and SNS.


A short report is to be sent to the NordGen Forest secretariat no later than 1 month after the trip or project is finished. The report should include an evaluation of whether the objectives were reached, the scientific and/or practical value of the trip or project, and a description of possible results if the scholarship is used for research or development. A summary of the accounts should also be attached.

The reports from the work and results which are of common interest will be published on NordGen’s and SNS’s web sites. A short summary of the activity in English, for wider distribution, should therefor also be included.


A selection of previous beneficiaries:

Therése Strömvall Nyberg

2021: Bishnu Timilsina

2020: Diana Marčiulynienė

2020: Álfsól Lind

2019: Anna Mariager


Reports 2022:

Reports 2021:

Reports 2020:

Reports 2019:

Reports 2017:


NordGen Website:

Read further information and previous reports at the NordGen website


Previous calls:

Call text 2019 (docx)

Call text 2022

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