The call will support grants that address one or more of the programme’s themes:
- theme one: forms, functions and values of UK treescapes
- theme two: opportunities, barriers and pathways for expansion of UK treescapes
- theme three: resilience of UK treescapes to global change.
Proposals are expected to take an interdisciplinary approach bringing together environmental scientists, social scientists, economists and, arts and humanities researchers to form substantial research collaborations.
Proposals that only involve collaboration between researchers within the remit of a single research council are out of scope.
Standard eligibility rules apply but, in addition, collaborations with Forest Research (FR) are permitted under this call.
If such a collaboration is recommended for funding, Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government and Scottish Government will fund the FR component whilst NERC, AHRC and ESRC will fund the other, eligible organisations.
See the announcement of opportunity for how to apply with FR collaborators.
There is up to £10 million available from NERC, AHRC and ESRC for this call with additional funding from Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government for FR collaborations.
Individual proposals may request up to £2 million (80% full economic cost) over 36 months. It is expected that up to six proposals will be funded.
All projects must start by 1 August 2021.