Pre-announcement: Future of UK Treescapes programme – call for proposals

6 August 2020

UKRI (NERC, AHRC and ESRC) will shortly be inviting proposals for grants as part of the Future of UK Treescapes programme.

The call will support grants that address one or more of the programme’s themes:

Theme 1: Forms, functions and values of UK Treescapes

Theme 2: Opportunities, barriers and pathways for expansion of UK Treescapes

Theme 3: Resilience of UK Treescapes to global change

Proposals must take an interdisciplinary approach bringing together environmental scientists, social scientists, economists and, arts and humanities researchers to form substantial research collaborations.

Proposals can request up to £2m (80% FEC) over 36 months. The funders anticipate supporting up to six projects.


Individuals in approved UK Higher Education Institutions, Research Council Institutes, and Independent Research Organisations are eligible to apply for programme funds. In addition, Forest Research (FR), although not eligible to apply for UKRI funding under this call may submit joint collaborative research proposals with organisations that are eligible to receive UKRI funding. The total combined budget for FR and eligible research organisations must be within £2m (80% FEC). If a proposal involving FR is recommended for funding, Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government will fund the FR component. Further guidance on how FR researchers can participate in this call will be detailed in the Announcement of Opportunity.


All dates are indicative only

Announcement of Opportunity released: mid-August 2020

Call closes: early December 2020

Latest project start date: 1 August 2021

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