EFINORD-SNS Networks Grant

European Forest Institute (EFINORD) & Nordic Forest Research (SNS)

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Grant amount: kr100,000 - kr200,000

Deadline: Jun 1, 2020

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany Show all

Location of residency: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany Show all

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Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the North European Regional Office of European Forest Institute (EFINORD) announce a new joint call for networks. This joint network call is a part of the SNS-EFINORD cooperation since 2012. The aim of the collaboration is to establish better contact between the forest research communities in the Nordic, Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic regions. The link between the North European Region and EFI should be tightened and add a European dimensions into the well-established Nordic forest research co-operation.

To increase the Nordic – Baltic – North Atlantic synergies, an EFINORD – SNS network should assemble partners from three different Nordic countries and three other EFINORD countries.

  • The aim of the joint EFINORD-SNS network call is: 
    • to increase North European regional synergy within forest research by networking and joint utilisation of unique research facilities
    • to establish better contact between the forest research communities in the Nordic, Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic regions
    • to strengthen North European forest research and networking in Europe 
    • to encourage North European forest researchers to take part in pan-European and international projects

EFINORD promotes forest research activities by strengthening North European forest research networking in areas where North European synergies can be obtained.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Researchers at research institutions in the Nordic and other countries in the EFINORD area are eligible to apply.
    • Nordic is defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas, Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands. 
    • Other countries in the EFINORD area is defined here as Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, NW Russia, Poland, Northern Germany, Northern UK, Ireland.
  • Applications must include research groups from at least three Nordic countries (or autonomous areas) AND three other EFINORD countries.
    • One Nordic country can be substituted by a Baltic country (Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia).
  • Communicators from forest research organisations can also apply. 
  • The funding should primarily be spent on networking activities such as travel and meeting costs, and related networking cost, e.g. costs of guest lecturers, printed material, database costs or website service costs (excl. hardware).


  • Applicants are encouraged to:
    • have PhD students and young researchers participating in the network  
    • build a network with an even gender distribution (aim: 40-60% gender balance)


  • Funding is not granted to labour costs, or to costs of board or other administrative meetings.