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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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Highlighting MERGE affiliation

If you are funded by MERGE, please acknowledge MERGE in your papers and presentations. MERGE researchers are always welcomed and encouraged to highlight their MERGE affiliation, for example in relevant talks and publications:

  • “X is supported by the Swedish government funded Strategic Research Area: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system, MERGE.”
  • “The research presented in this paper is a contribution to the Strategic Research Area: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system, MERGE, funded by the Swedish government.”