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ForestValue Second Joint Call for Research Proposals

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) invites eligible Irish Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) to submit joint research proposals under the ERA-NET ForestValue.

The primary purpose of the Second ForestValue Joint Call is to promote the best possible use of forests and forest resources for the benefit of society on its way to a climate-neutral circular economy and sustainable society

The call contributes to the overall objectives of ERA-NETs including the mobility of researchers between the countries and enhancing researcher training thereby increasing the quality of European research and innovation actions and their implementation in the forest-based sector.

The joint transnational call will address the whole forest-based value chain in three areas:

1. Sustainable and multifunctional use and management of forests, to maximize their contribution to all SDGs

2. Building with wood from various perspectives

3. Analysis of benefits, synergies and trade-offs in the use of forest biomass

Applicants are expected to use interdisciplinary research approaches and holistic perspectives encompassing all aspects of a subject.

This is a single stage competitive submission process. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 13 April 2021 (13:00 CEST). Proposals must be submitted via the electronic submission system available at the ForestValue website. In addition, there is a Partnering Support tool to assist researchers to interlink with each other and to enlarge consortia. Projects are expected to start late 2021 or early 2022.

The ForestValue National Call Guidelines for Irish applicants details the funding opportunities and the process requirements for Irish-based and DAFM-approved RPOs.

Funding Agency: 
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Tuesday, April 13, 2021