Woodland Trust’s Research Grant Call

The Woodland Trust’s conservation research programme funds applied and policy driven research that addresses issues facing the conservation of the UK’s native woods and trees.

Spring Research Grant Call is open

The 2021 Spring Research Grant Call will award Small Research Grant funding of between £5,000 – £20,000 for research projects that aim to address one or more of its priority research themes within 24 months.

Small Research Grants are to award funding:

  • For novel applied research relevant to the conservation of UK woods and trees
  • For short-term, pilot or proof-of-concept research
  • To help under-represented and early-career woodland conservation researchers gain experience in leading applied research projects with a practitioner non-government organisation.

This 2021 grant call is the first in the Woodland Trust’s new annual approach to awarding research funding. Next year, it will be looking to fund both small and larger research grants  such as PhD studentships.

How to apply

To apply, you will need to download, complete and send an application form, which can be accessed on the Woodland Trust’s website, to research@woodlandtrust.org.uk before 4pm on Thursday 1 July 2021 for projects starting between October 2021-April 2022.

More information on eligibility and research themes can also be found on the website.

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