IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative

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The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative will be launched during the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, Germany.

The Young Scientists Initiative is the latest of many collaborations between IUFRO and EFI. This initiative has been established to equip young forest-related researchers with the skills and experience necessary to address the unique problems they will encounter in this fast changing environment.  IUFRO and EFI are offering up to five grants of EUR 5000 to early career scientists from Africa, Asia and South America, starting in 2018. The grant will fund a short scientific visit to Europe for the grantee to work with a European scientist on a scientific collaboration. The desired outcomes of this initiative will be to provide both the grantee and his/her affiliated organization with the opportunity to build research collaboration and capacity and to provide opportunities extending beyond the initial scientific exchange.

The initiative will be launched at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg by the Secretary of the Selection Committee, Daniel Boehnke, on Thursday, 21 September at 12:00-12:45 in the Konzerthaus (room K 2-4). EFI Director Marc Palahí and IUFRO President Michael Wingfield will also be giving short speeches. 

Please see the congress schedule for more details.