Society of American Foresters - 2024 Gregory Award Application Open // 19 March 2024
The Gregory Award commemorates the legacy of G. Robinson (Bob) Gregory by bringing outstanding international students and early-career professionals to the annual SAF National Convention to engage with SAF members, students, and professionals from across the United States. Through this experience, awardees expand their professional networks, explore career development opportunities, and become international ambassadors for SAF. The Gregory Award is a yearly scholarship that is provided to a student or early-career professional (within 5-years of graduation) from a World Bank Designated low-income, lower-middle income, or upper-middle income country. The awardee is provided with complimentary registration to the SAF National Convention that year, as well as a $3000 scholarship to be utilized for travel, field tour/workshop registrations, as well as other needs while the Awardee is in the United States. Applicants must be able to attend the 2024 SAF National Convention in Loveland, Colorado, USA, 17-20 September 2024.
Organization: Society of American Foresters
SAF National Convention: https://eforester.org/Safconvention2024
Submit application by: 19 March 2024
Learn more and apply at: https://www.eforester.org/Main/Community/Scholarships/Gregory_Award.aspx
Contact: Autumn Ford, aford(at)safnet.org
New funding call for Climate-Smart Forestry projects opening soon
FORWARDS will launch around five grant calls with a total value of EUR 6 million to fund 50 projects to set up the ForestWard Observatory. In the first round of grant calls to be launched in July, five projects will be funded for establishing new Climate-Smart forestry and forest restoration trials. Each project will be granted with up to EUR 150,000. Successful applications will result in projects that are expected to commence around the beginning of 2024, with a duration of maximum 18 months. Subsequently during the year and until the project end, FORWARDS will launch many more calls to fund projects across different themes.
In case if you are an organisation working in Climate-Smart Forestry, watch out for the launch at the end of July. The call will be published on EFI’s grants webpage.
FORWARDS is an EU-funded project that will prototype the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool that will help in demonstrating the impact of climate change on forests, guiding decision-making for practical forests management. FORWARDS has received funding from the EU Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101084481. The project started on 1 November 2022 and ends on 30 November 2027.
Details on the FORWARDS project: https://forwards-project.eu/
Details on upcoming call: https://efi.int/news/new-funding-call-climate-smart-forestry-projects-opening-soon-2023-06-20