13 Doctoral Scholarships Fully Funded in Plant/Forest Sciences in Sweden

Forests are under threat of the climate change and we need to find alternatives to our coniferous forests. We now offer you a fantastic opportunity to join a new Centre of Excellence in fast growing broadleaf trees for sustainable forests, materials and energy.

‘Trees For Me’ centre is an internationally leading, interdisciplinary, science-based platform that collaborates with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, and aims to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish forest, wood and energy sectors.

We are accepting applications for PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The centre works in close collaboration with the forestry sector and other stakeholders.

TREES FOR ME Competence Centre

Climate change puts our forests at risk and currently, the forest biomass production is neither secure, sustainable nor sufficient to meet the future demands of both the energy and process industry sector. 

‘TREES FOR ME’ is a centre of excellence on fast growing broadleaves, i.e. poplar, aspen, hybrid aspen and birch, for sustainable forests, materials and energy. Fifty partner organizations representing academic and research institutes, and the enterprise and public sectors will collaborate in TREES FOR ME working together to find solutions to mitigate some of these future risks to forest health.

The centre’s goal is to develop science-based, innovative solutions for, and build future competence in, a new forest biomass supply system for conversion to high-value material and energy products. In total, 13 PhD students will be recruited to the centre and will collaborate with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish energy and forest sectors and society in general.

Apply for doctoral positions

We are currently welcoming applications for 13 doctoral positions for several multidisciplinary projects:

You are very welcome to apply to more than one doctoral position! Trees For Me is funded by Energimyndigheten, the universities, Skogforsk, public as well as private stakeholders.

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