Tandem Forest Values

Second call within Tandem Forest Values:
Forest resources, wood-based value chains and wood construction

The research program Tandem Forest Values was initiated in 2018, in order to strengthen bilateral collaboration between researchers within forestry and industrial forestry in Finland and in Sweden. The program resulted in 12 postdoctoral positions, selected from 72 high quality applications.

Due to the success of the first call, funders in both Finland and Sweden have decided to continue the collaboration and open a second call under the Tandem Forest Values Programme, aiming once again to support early-career researchers.

The overall themes of the call are forest resources, wood-based value chains and wood construction. More specifically, the themes include the following areas:

  • forest biomass production
  • forest management planning
  • new methods and technologies
  • new sustainable products and processes
  • wood construction

The funding altogether is approximately 4 million EUR (SEK 40 million). Finland and Sweden are jointly funding the call with equal amounts. Funders include the Academy of Finland, the Swedish Research Council Formas, the Kempe Foundations, the Wallenberg Foundations, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the Ministry of the Environment of Finland.

Researchers are cordially invited to apply jointly in the call. The project must build on, or lead to, an active collaboration between research groups at universities or research institutes in Finland and Sweden within any of the overall research themes.

Applications are submitted in English via the KSLA electronic application system. Applications must be received by KSLA no later than 9th September 2019. The final decision will be made by each funder no later than December 2019.

More information:

Full call text


Evaluation criteria

To reach contact persons for funders, please see contact information in call text.

For general questions:
Eva Pettersson, KSLA: eva.pettersson@ksla.se, +46 8 5454 7702

For questions about the application:
Eva Ronquist, KSLA: eva.ronquist@ksla.se, + 46 8 5454 7706