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EVOLTREE OPPORTUNITY | 4th call for projects

You are a post-doctoral researcher or a permanent researcher and you are a member of an EVOLTREE partner lab?

You have a good research idea in the field of evolutionary genetics and genomics of forest trees, but lack funding to carry it out?

Leap into action with the network's research initiative, OPPORTUNITY!

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OPPORTUNITY is a call for projects which can include any kind of work related to genetic and genomic studies on forest ecosystems.

Funding can be used for traveling, project-related expenses, hiring of personnel, or any other funds needed to develop your idea.
In the second half of 2018 EVOLTREE will fund two OPPORTUNITY projects!
What are the requirements?

The requirements for eligibility are to belong to an EVOLTREE member institution, to make the data from your work publicly available in one of the EVOLTREE e-Lab data repositories (if appropriate, given the nature of your research proposal) and, for proposals involving molecular work, to deposit the plant material or DNAs in the EVOLTREE Repository Centre.

The EVOLTREE Executive Committee will take the following criteria into consideration when evaluating the proposals:

1. The scientific quality of the proposed research (ideas/questions, methods, sampling, analyses, expected output; feasibility)

2. The relevance for EVOLTREE in terms of contribution to ongoing EVOLTREE research activities (not only thematically related to them but contributing to specific initiatives such as TreeType) or use of existing EVOLTREE facilities, experimental sites or resources (e.g., studies developed in one or more of our Intensive Study Sites or meta-analyses using the resources found in EVOLTREE databases), etc.

3. The international dimension of the proposal (i.e., the involvement of research teams from different countries, including non-EVOLTREE members)

How much funding is provided and how long should the project last?

We have established a maximum of 10,000 Euros per project. The project should last one year, with the possibility of extending it to two years upon request.

I’m interested! How do I apply?

Fill in the application form available for download below, save it as a PDF and send it by email to marta.briones(at)efi.int
Applications can be made until the call deadline and they will be evaluated by the EVOLTREE Executive Committee.

Forth call deadline: Closed

 Apply now

What happens once I have completed my research?

When submitting your project proposal, you will be asked to agree to make data from your work publicly available in one of the EVOLTREE e-Lab data repositories and, for proposals involving molecular work, to deposit the plant material in the EVOLTREE Repository Centre too.
We will also request you to provide us with a brief (one page) report once the work has been completed, as well as a summary of the project expenses (invoices may be requested after examination of the report).

For any questions regarding this call, please contact: claudia.antoniotti @ efi.int


Funding Initiatives

As EVOLTREE member you can make the most of our funding initiatives: training expense reimbursement, conference grants and ISS mobility grants.


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