Announcement of Opportunity: Future of UK Treescapes – call for proposals

Closing date: 16:00 Tuesday 8 December 2020.

UKRI (NERC, AHRC and ESRC) invite 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 are expected to take an interdisciplinary approach bringing together environmental scientists, social scientists, economists and, arts and humanities researchers to form substantial research collaborations. Proposals that only involve collaboration between researchers within the remit of a single research council are out of scope.

Standard eligibility rules apply but, in addition, collaborations with Forest Research (FR) are permitted under this call. If such a collaboration is recommended for funding, Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government will fund the FR component whilst NERC, AHRC and ESRC will fund the other, eligible organisations. See the Announcement of Opportunity for how to apply with FR collaborators.

There is up to £10m available from NERC, AHRC and ESRC for this call with additional funding from Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government for FR collaborations. Individual proposals may request up to £2m (80% FEC) over 36 months. It is expected that up to six proposals will be funded.

All projects must start by 1 August 2021.

See the Announcement of Opportunity for full details of the call and how to apply.

UK Treescapes grant call - Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 195KB)

Forest Research budget form (Word, 25KB)


For further details, please contact:

Lucy Hopewell