Grants and training

EFI works to build scientific capacity and share knowledge across Europe and beyond. It is committed to creating and supporting a new generation of forest scientists and to building bridges and cooperation between different countries and disciplines.

Please see our list of grants

Our initiatives include:

EFI Network Fund

The EFI Network Fund supports activities like joint research initiatives, knowledge networking and capacity building, focusing on EFI’s three strategic themes: bioeconomy, resilience and governance. The Fund is aimed at EFI Associate and Affiliate Members.

Short scientific visits and grants

Each year we offer grants for short visits - a unique opportunity for interested candidates to get involved in international level forest research and research cooperation! 

Traineeships and young secondments

We offer various possibilities for young researchers to get involved with our work. Currently, traineeships and bachelor or master’s theses opportunities are available. Find out more!

Young Leadership Programme

EFI's Young Leadership Programme is aimed at young professionals working in the research and development, governance, administration or business side of the forest sector, or a related area. The 5-day programme offers a unique opportunity for young professionals with leadership potential to interact with a network of global peers and experts, and share practical experience through group exercises.

EFI-IUFRO Young Scientists Initiative

This joint initiative offers grants for short scientific visits to support young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to visit a European forest research organisation.

EVOLTREE funding initiatives

EFI facilitates the EVOLTREE network, which offers a variety of funding initiatives to its members.

Summer schools

Find out more about the summer schools available.