Apply for NordGen Forest-SNS Scholarship



Deadline for application: 15 February 2020


The Nordic institutions, NordGen Forest and Nordic Forest Research (SNS), offer scholarships to encourage education and knowledge exchange within forest genetic resources, supply of seeds, plants and methods for regeneration.


The activity in question must be relevant in a Nordic setting, and contribute to a common Nordic benefit. Maximum amount is 20 000 NOK.


For any additional questions, please contact:


NordGen Forest Secretariat

Att. Inger Sundheim Fløistad


Deadline for application: 15 February 2020



Activity is finished and you can no longer register.

The scholarship

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.

2. Activities supported by the scholarship

Primarily, the grant should be used to cover travelling costs in connection with education or knowledge exchange within the fields mentioned in point 1. 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.

If several applications are received, 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. Based on Nordic Forest Research (SNS)’ focus on bioeconomy and digitalisation, the applications may include these aspects related to the topics given above (see point 1).

NordGen Forest and SNS emphasize the importance of gender balance. We would also like to encourage young people to apply for the scholarship.

3. Scholarship amount and period

The scholarship will cover economic accommodation, travel expenses and/or running costs as mentioned in point 2. Maximum amount is 20 000 NOK. The activity must be finished within 1 year from the granting of the scholarship.

4. Application

Fill inn all needed information in the application form.

The application deadline is 15 February 2020. 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.

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

5. Reporting

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.

NordGen Forest

NordGen Forest is a Nordic body dedicated to forest regeneration, plants, seed and genetic resources. The mandate of NordGen Forest is to address conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources, by being a forum for researchers, practitioners and managers, and by facilitating the flow of scientific information and knowhow between these groups. We connect people in conferences and thematic days, as well as through communication and public awareness work. Read more about NordGen here.


Nordic Forest Research (SNS) is a co-operating body financed with Nordic funds under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The overall purpose of SNS is to promote research into the diverse functions of the forests in sustainable forestry, as well as to advise the Nordic Council of Ministers on questions concerning forests and forest research.