The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO; www.iufro.org) is conscious of the importance of connecting the young forest science community to address challenges facing forests and forestry. Broadly, we strive to provide these future leaders with international experience to better equip them to address future global challenges and identify, create and fully utilise emerging opportunities.
In 2022, IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities will offer a limited number of grants of up to EUR 5 000 for Short Scientific Visits specifically for female early career scientists affiliated with IUFRO organisations to visit a forest research organisation overseas. (An Early Career Scientist is a scientist who has completed his/ her MSc or higher degree in forestry or related fields, is 35 years old or younger, and who is locally affiliated with an institution of research and higher learning in his/her respective home country.)
The desired outcome is to provide both the grantee and her affiliated organisation with the opportunity to build research collaboration and capacity and to provide opportunities extending beyond the initial scientific exchange. The goals for the grantee are broad and could include for example, skills development, establishing productive relationships with scientific peers in the host country, using the visit to benefit their own research and, if possible, publishing of scientific material.
While the delivery of a scientific publication (such as a journal article, chapter(s) in a book or similar publications) is not an official requirement, applicants are nevertheless encouraged to submit proposals with such a goal in mind. This scientific publication would preferably be co-authored by the grantee and at least one scientist of the respective member organisation hosting the visit.
The award worths EUR 5 000
The specific duration of the short scientific visits will be dependent on the complexity of the proposed projects, the location of the visit, and the availability of leveraged funding sources.
Topic to be addressed: Project proposals should address a topic of significance to IUFRO’s Post-2020 Strategy (https://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/ ), in particular by addressing one or more of the five thematic areas defined in the strategy.
Required application documents:
How to submit the application: send the complete application in one pdf including all required application documents with a filename following the format “SSV_FirstnameLastnameCountry.pdf”
to IUFRO Headquarters (Mr. Daniel Boehnke; boehnke(at)iufro.org).
For more details, visit IUFRO website.