Australian Forest Research Grants Program open

Thursday 13 Jul 2023

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has announced an upcoming open call for proposals for the 2023/2024 Forest Research Grants Program. The program aims to support collaborative research, development, and extension (RD&E) activities that benefit Australia's commercial forest growers.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals for new projects aligned with FWPA's Strategic Plan 2023-2028, focusing on advancing the science of commercial forestry.

The call for proposals specifies a list of priority topics, including Damage Agents, Native Forest Silviculture, Nutrition, Forest Operations and Supply Chain, Resource Modelling and Remote Sensing, Plantation Silviculture, and Fire.

These priority topics are identified based on the FWPA Investment Plans, although some plans are currently under periodic review. Proposals addressing the plans under review must demonstrate strong collaborative industry support. Notably, the Genetics and Soil microbiome investment plans are excluded from this call for proposals due to significant current investment.

Funded projects are expected to commence in the 2023/24 financial year. Further details regarding submission deadlines and the application process will be provided in a follow-up notice in the coming weeks.

Researchers are encouraged to engage with potential industry partners early to ensure meaningful industry input in their proposals. For more information visit the FWPA website.

Source: FWPA

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