Grants and training


EFI works to build scientific capacity and share knowledge across Europe and beyond. It is committed to creating and supporting a new generation of forest scientists and to building bridges and cooperation between different countries and disciplines.

Our initiatives include:

Traineeships and young secondments

We offer various possibilities for young researchers to get involved with our work. Currently, traineeships and bachelor or master’s theses opportunities are available. Find out more!

Short scientific visits and grants

Each year we offer 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 call for applications for 2018 is closed, but you can find out more about the visits which have taken place in 2017-2018.

Young Leadership Programme

EFI's Young Leadership Programme is aimed at young professionals working in the research and development, governance, administration or business side of the forest sector, or a related area. The 5-day programme offers a unique opportunity for young professionals with leadership potential to interact with a network of global peers and experts, and share practical experience through group exercises.

EFI-IUFRO Young Scientists Initiative

This joint initiative offers grants for short scientific visits to support young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to visit a European forest research organisation.

EVOLTREE funding initiatives

EFI facilitates the EVOLTREE network, which offers a variety of funding initiatives to its members.

Summer schools

Find out more about the summer schools available in 2018.