Research solutions for UK treescape expansion and resilience

NERC, AHRC and ESRC are inviting proposals to the second funding opportunity for research projects under the Future of UK Treescapes programme.

The Future of UK Treescapes is an interdisciplinary research programme designed to improve environmental, socio-economic and cultural understandings of the functions and services provided by UK treescapes. This is in order to inform future decisions on treescape expansion, management and resilience for the benefit of the environment and society.

Apply for funding to investigate how we can improve the expansion and resilience of UK treescapes at different scales.

‘Treescapes’ are landscapes in which trees are an important element, for example woodland, parks or hedgerows.

You must be based at a UK organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.

Your project must:

  • aim to provide ‘real world’ evidence to find solutions for treescape challenges
  • include disciplines from at least two of the three funding research councils
  • work with at least one stakeholder group or relevant non-academic organisation.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £625,000. We will usually fund 80% of the full economic cost.

NERC will fund your project for up to two years, which must start by 1 August 2022.

For more information click here.

Closing date: 22 Mar 2022