Short Scientific Visits

Each year, EFI offers grants for scientific visits for young researchers from forest research and education organisations to visit another institution.

In the year 2018 EFI offers max 10 grants for Short Scientific Visits (SSV) for Early Stage Researchers from EFI Associate and Affiliate Member organisations. These visits provide a unique opportunity for interested candidates to get involved in international level forest research and research co-operation.

The aims of a Short Scientific Visit are to contribute to the scientific objectives of EFI and to strengthen the EFI network by allowing young scientists to: gain experience of working in a different organisation in another European country, foster collaboration, and learn a new technique, methods or tools not available in their own institution. The visit should take place between June 17, 2018 and May 31, 2019

The call for applications for 2018 is now opened. The deadline for submission of applications is 28 March 2018 before 16:00 CET.

More information about the grants can be found here or by contacting Ms. Katriina Pajari (katriina.pajari @

Application form and template for the report of the SSV.

Download a poster of the current call.



In 2017 EFI issued 10 grants

Giuseppe Cardellini (KU Leuven)
The climate impact of forest management scenarios in Europe: inclusion of radiative forcing and global warming potential into EFISCEN and EFI-GTM models

Olalla Díaz-Yáñez (University of Eastern Finland)
Wind and snow disturbances and their impact on forest carbon storage

Jan Kaspar (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)
Including bio-economy aspects into the forest planning process in the countries of the Central Europe

Tommaso Locatelli (Northern Research Station, Forest Research)
Integrating a new version of the wind risk model ForestGALES with GIS to facilitate scientific collaboration and improving multi-purpose forest management

Aynur Mammadova (University of Padova)
From political discourse to governance capacity: zero deforestation commitments and their uptake by the leather sector

Adrián Pascual (University of Eastern Finland)
Forest management optimization for the joint provision of ecosystems services from mushrooms and timber in Mediterranean forests within a context of climatic and economic uncertainty.

Iuliia Polevshchikova (Volga State University of Technology)
Assessment and monitoring of forest cover disturbances to reduce the risk of natural disasters

Martina Sterbova (National Forest Centre – Forest Research Institute Zvolen)
Approaches and methods on valuation of forest ecosystem services in the partner countries: an analysis and case studies

Todora Rogelja (Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova)
Policies supporting social innovation in the forest-based sector: aligning diverging interests and creating synergies in forest use practices

Željko Zgrablić (Croatian Forest Research Institute)
Mycorrhiza control and truffle plantation management: Capacity building for greener rural development