Closing date: 16:00 Tuesday 8 December 2020.

UKRI (NERC, AHRC and ESRC) invite interdisciplinary proposals for grants as part of the Future of UK Treescapes programme to bring together, social scientists, economists, environmental, and, arts and humanities researchers to form substantial research collaborations. Research will inform what is the best treescape and where, while exploring the potential to grow the green economy, reduce inequalities and lead to healthier, more resilient, and culturally richer environments for future generations.

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

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 on the NERC website.

Programme Webinars and Workshops

The Future of UK Treescapes programme is inviting potential applicants to the funding call to attend a programme-wide webinar on Tuesday 20 October. Please see the NERC website for details. ESRC and AHRC are running additional workshops to deep dive into the economic and social, and the arts and humanities themes in the programme, and explore how economic and social scientists, and arts and humanities researchers can collaborate with environmental scientists.

ESRC Workshop

Venue: Online – Zoom
Date: 20 October 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

ESRC invites you to a workshop to explore economic and social science opportunities within the new UKRI Future of UK Treescapes call for proposals. The workshop will provide participants a space to discuss the key economic and social science themes in the Treescapes programme and how they may be integrated into an interdisciplinary proposal that collaborates with environmental scientists and arts and humanities researchers.

This workshop is for those from all disciplines and backgrounds with an interest in economic and social research in the broad and interdisciplinary scope of the UK Treescapes call for proposals. We encourage researchers from the environmental sciences and the arts and humanities to attend and join researchers from economic and social sciences in the discussion.  

Please register here to reserve your space. You will receive joining instructions the week before the event.

Registration will close at midnight Thursday 15 October.

AHRC Workshop

AHRC are hosting two online workshop sessions on 8 and 13 October 2020 to investigate how the arts and humanities research community can respond to stakeholder needs with specific reference to the Treescapes programme.

If you would like to know more about the AHRC event, please see the AHRC website.

Collaboration Survey

The programme is launching a short survey where applicants and project partners can share their expertise and interest in the programme and contact potential collaborators. The information you share will be shared with other participants in the survey.

Potential applicants can also contact the Programme ambassadors to discuss what support they can offer in helping to identify potential collaborators (