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Funding instruments

As a MERGE researcher you can receive help and support for activities that strengthen the environment and research. It can be funding or practical support with arranging events, writing a policy or science brief, stakeholder contacts etc.

The allocation of MERGE resources is based on an annual budget decided by the board. Some specific decisions are taken by the board, in other cases the board allocates resources to a specific task for later decision. 

Topics that will be given priority

On MERGE annual meeting 2021 we defined emerging research topics that will be given more priority. Please take them into consideration when applying for funds: 

  • Clouds
  • Fires and troposphere/stratosphere
  • Climate change and air quality, air pollution
  • Aerosols and ice nucleation with close collaboration with model development
  • Analysis on large datasets
  • Uncertainties BVOC - SOA
  • Hybrid modelling
  • Data assimilation
  • Isotope component of the hydrological cycle

Please consider gender and interdisciplinary aspects, stakeholder interactions and the connection between the different MERGE partners when submitting proposals for different activities.

The possibilities for funding

Joint MERGE and BECC Short Projects

EU, ERC and Horizon Europe support page

MERGE workshop call

MERGE Guest researcher

Short research projects

Policy Briefs

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Highlight MERGE in affiliations or acknowledgements

MERGE PIs are always expected to name MERGE in affiliations or acknowledgements. Other members are also encouraged to highlight MERGE. 

In the Communication support box below you will find detailed instructions on how to write affiliations and acknowledgements.