STERF (Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation) is the Nordic golf federations joint research body.
The vision of the foundation is:
to produce golf courses of a high standard while at the same time ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and contributing to functioning ecosystems and a healthy environment
The activities of STERF are intended to lead to improvements in golf course quality, as well as economic and environmental gains.
Applications may fall within two categories:
1. Ordinary research projects
Proposals for ordinary research projects should be written in English and follow the format given below.
2. Large scale trials/demonstrations on golf courses
Proposals for large scale trials / demonstrations on golf courses may be limited to two pages including budget and written in a Scandinavian language.
STERF has reserved about 2 million SEK per year for 2020, 2021 and 2022 for new “ordinary” research projects, and about 100.000 SEK for new “large scale trials / demonstrations” on golf courses.
Deadline for application: September 30th 2019.
Decisions on funding can be expected approximately by December 15th, 2019.
For complete details see PDF-files below!