Call for Presentations - EFI Young Scientists Session: "Building the future"

EFI is in the process of developing new instruments to support a new generation of forest scientists in Europe who can better address emerging scientific challenges and policy questions. Summer schools and Short Scientific Visits will be part of EFI portfolio. In addition, a specific young scientist session will be organised within each EFI Annual Conference to provide an opportunity to the new generation of forest scientists to present their work to EFI Network. The first session will take place during the 2014 Annual Conference in Bilbao on 10 September 2014.

The session will provide young scientists with an opportunity to present their ongoing contributions to forest research. 5 young scientists will be selected according to the scientific innovation, policy relevance and interdisciplinary nature of the work. All accepted applicants will have an opportunity to display their posters in the Young Scientists Session on 10 September 2014 while the 5 winning scientists are invited to give an oral presentation of their work to the EFI Network in this session.

Targeted presenters: Young scientist who has completed a PhD in one of EFI’s member organisation in less than 3 years before the EFI Annual Conference 2014.

Research focus: We will encourage young scientist who has during their PhD addressed one or more of the following issues:
- Cross-sectoral nature of the forest-based sector
- Policy questions (to which policies your research is related to)
- European or regional research scope
- Interdisciplinary research approaches

Specifications for application are available here.

EFI and its Regional Offices provide financial support for 5 winning applicants: 500 Euros

Submission: by 2 May 2014 to the mailbox AC2014(at)efi.int

More information:
Dr. Marc Palahí, Deputy Director, EFI, e-mail: marc.palahi(at)efi.int
Ms. Ulla Vänttinen, Policy Support Officer, EFI, e-mail: ulla.vanttinen(at)efi.int

You will be notified on acceptance of your application by 1 July 2014.

Posters already prepared for other meetings are welcome

Photo: Maria Jalavisto/EFI

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