Apply for NordGen Forest-SNS Scholarship

 

 

Deadline for application: 15 February 2022

 

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 25 000 NOK.

 

For any additional questions, please contact:

 

NordGen Forest Secretariat

Att. Inger Sundheim Fløistad

forest@nordgen.org

 

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.

 

Deadline for application: 15 February 2022

 

 

Welcome to apply for NordGen Forest – SNS scholarships

  1. 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. We would like to encourage young people to apply for the scholarship.

 

  1. Activities supported by the scholarship

The grant could be used to cover travelling costs 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 thesis, for instance for equipment, laboratory expenses or printing of reports. 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).

Due to the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19, the applications for 2022, especially those which include travelling, should include a statement on the probability of implementation of the activity applied for.

 

  1. Scholarship amount and period

The scholarship will cover economic accommodation, travel expenses and/or running costs as mentioned in point 2. Maximum amount is 25 000 NOK. The activity must be finished within 1 year from the granting of the scholarship.

  1. Application

Fill in all needed information in the application form .

The application deadline is 15 February 2022. The application should preferably 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. If several applications are received, employees within forest seed and plant production and breeding will generally be given preference over students. NordGen Forest and SNS emphasize the importance of gender balance among thoose receiving scholarship.  

 

  1. 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 SNS's website, and may be communicated further. A short summary of the activity in English, for wider distribution, should therefore 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.

SNS

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. The SNS strategy valid for 2018-2021 can be found here.