Funding for collaborative research projects overseas
Trustees have decided to extend their support and encourage applications involving overseas collaboration on research projects within specified parameters. The assistance will be available for the period up to our application closure date of 27th October 2017.
There are three circumstances where assistance will be considered and these are :-
1 - Where the study could only be carried out overseas due to the quarantine status of an organism but where the results of the research would be highly relevant to the UK. An overseas organisation with access to the organism and with appropriate facilities could host the study.
2 - Where the socio-economic or industrial context provides a strong parallel worthy of study and where there would be a clear opportunity to implement the findings in the UK. Indicators would include the context in temperate, nemoral or boreal forests; organisms including tree species of interest to the UK; facilities or governance arrangements uniquely available overseas but which provide novel study opportunities for UK relevant research.
3 - Where a source of match funding comes from one or more European Universities. The proposed topic could be of relevance to all countries involved and may involve sampling there too, and the student may be based overseas.
In all cases, the applicant body must be a UK based institution who is partnering in the collaborative study. This organisation will be responsible for providing supervision for the student and sourcing contributory funding towards the total project cost.
- Monitoring and managing genetic diversity in Sitka spruce 2018-2021
- Predicting impacts of extreme weather events in UK forests 2018-2021
- Studying a mycovirus from Dothistroma septosporum 2018-2020
- Using satellite imagery to improve Hylobius prediction 2017-2018
- Putting UK Bats on the map 2017-2019
- Improving Biodiversity in Lowland Planted Woodlands 2017-2020
- Mapping impacts of Phytophthora austrocedri in juniper 2017-2021
- Improving the understanding and management of Phoenix Trees 2016-2018
- The Ecology and Genetics of Native Scottish Crab Apple 2016-2018
- Development and Publication of Tree Work Guides 2016-2018
- Shaping the Future of Forestry 2016-2017
- Epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum on Larix spp. and host responses to infection 2016-2019
- Woodland Planting and Natural Flood Management 2015-2019
- Silvicultural diversity and birds in Scots pine forests 2015-2016
- Ownership effect on benefits from woodland expansion 2015-2019
- Who Will Pay for Urban Forest Climate Regulation Services? 2015-2018
- Multi-taxa functional diversity in UK plantation forests Sept 2015-Dec 2019
- Emergent forest dynamics and natural flood management 2015-2016
- Mapping and Repositioning Forestry Skills for the 21st Century 2014-2020
- Can ecological restoration help build sustainable communities? 2013-2016
- How environment and gene flow shape adaptation in Scots pine 2013-2016
- Advanced Assessment of Minor G.B. Conifer species 2012-2016