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SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programmes Alpine/Arctic landscapes, Lakes and watercourses and Coastal and sea areas announces funding for development projects

Published: 18 January 2021

SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programmes Alpine/Arctic landscapes, Lakes and watercourses and Coastal and sea areas announces funding for development projects. The closing date of this call is 12 February 2021.

Find more information about the funding for development projects, see below.

Alpine/Arctic landscapes programme announces funding

SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment programme Alpine/Arctic landscapes announces SEK 500 000 in project funding for 2021. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2021.

Projects that will be prioritized must:

  • meet the set goals for the Alpine/Arctic landscapes program,
  • develop new or existing methods in environmental monitoring and assessment related to threats and/or changes in Alpine/Arctic landscapes, both nationally and internationally,
  • increase collaboration, within SLU and/or with external partners,
  • contribute to improving monitoring and assessment and to decision-making for end users.

The project funds are announced as a one-off grant of a maximum of SEK 250 000. However, parts of the funds may be used during 2022, if there are special reasons for this. The applications, especially their interest for end users, will be discussed with the program's external reference group, after which the program's coordinator and assistant coordinator will prepare proposals for decisions by the faculty.

Application and decision procedure

Applicants must be employed at SLU. Brief application is made here in the digital form at SLU's workspace (log in with ad\username and password). Then print and save the print as a pdf and send to the Registrar by e-mail: Registrator@slu.se. Mark the application: SLU-ID 2020.4.3-4777

The digital form should be opened in the Internet Explorer browser, for full functionality. In the event of any technical problems with the form, contact Mikaela Asplund: Mikaela.Asplund@slu.se.

For more information, contact program coordinator Willem Goedkoop (Willem.Goedkoop@slu.se, Phone 0761402090) or assist. coordinator Mora Aronsson (Mora.Aronsson@slu.se, Phone 0706682682).

Project reporting

Reporting takes place:

  • in the digital form at the SLU environmental analysis workplace with a preliminary report in November 2021, and a final report in January 2022,
  • as a written report to the program coordinator, no later than 31 January 2022, and
  • as a presentation of results to the program's external reference group.

The project manager must also provide the program coordinator with documentation for the project's follow-up, e.g. for the faculty board. Scientific publication of the results is encouraged, but is not covered by the funding. In the event of late or non-delivery, the faculty can withdraw funds.

More information about the environmental monitoring and assessment programme Alpine/Arctic landscapes.

Lakes and watercourses programme announces funding

SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment program Lakes and watercourses announces funding for 2021. The closing date of this call is 12 February 2021.

Priority is given to projects:

  • aimed at developing new or existing methods within EMA
  • aimed at developing data applications and/or increasing data quality, inclusive databases,
  • which increase cooperation within SLU and/or with external partners,
  • contributing to decision-making basis for stakeholders.

Project funds comprise 500 000 SEK and are announced as a one-time grant in 2021, which means a possibility to fund 2-3 projects in 2021. Parts of the funds may, be used in 2022, if special reasons exist.

The applications will be presented and discussed with the external reference group of the program, after which the program coordinator will submit a proposal for a decision to the faculty board. Decisions will be announced in April/May 2021. Payment of funds will take place following the decision.

Applications should be concisely written and uploaded using the template Projektplan Miljöanalys (log in with SLU username and password). Then print and save the print as a pdf and send to the Registrar by e-mail: Registrator@slu.se. Mark the application: SLU-ID 2020.4.3-4777 

For full functionality, open the template with Internet explorer. At technical problems with the template, contact Mikaela Asplund: Mikaela.Asplund@slu.se.

Successful candidates report the results of their projects in three formats:

  • in the digital form at EMA:s webpage, preliminary reporting in November 2021, final reporting in January 2021,
  • written report to the program coordinator, with deadline 31st of January 2022, and
  • presentation of the results for the external reference groups of the program at the yearly workshop.

The project leader should also contribute with material to the program coordinator to different follow-ups, e.g. at the faculty board. Scientific publication of the results is encouraged, but grants should not be used for publication costs. In case of late or no delivery, the Faculty may withdraw funds.

Contact program coordinator Stina Drakare (stina.drakare@slu.se) or assistant coordinator Erik Petersson (erik.h.petersson@slu.se, 010-4784239) for questions about the announcement.

More information about the EMA programme Lakes and watercourses.

Coastal and sea areas programme announces funding

SLU:s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programme Coastal and sea areas wishes to encourage the development of initiatives and applications that may enhance knowledge development in monitoring and assessment of relevance for the program.

Projects which are funded should preferably:

  • Contribute to more efficient data management or improved decision-making basis
  • Develop new methods or approaches
  • Benefit collaboration among environmental assessment programs at SLU

Proposals will be prioritized which:

  • Contribute to reaching national environmental objectives
  • Fulfil needs that cannot be met by other funding sources

The call concerns projects to be initiated during 2021. In total, 500 000 SEK is available and is expected to be distributed over 2-3 projects. Projects can partially extend into 2022, if specifically motivated. The deadline for application is 12 February 2021. Proposals that reflect a continuation of a previously supported project will be considered provided this has been duly reported and approved.

Handling of the applications: Received proposals will be presented to the external reference group of the Coast and Sea areas program and to the advisory board of the Department of Aquatic Resources, for evaluation and discussion. After this, the coordinator and the Head of department will present a suggestion on prioritized projects to the faculty board, for decision.

Reporting: Project results are to be reported as i) a preliminary report submitted to the program coordinator and presented to external reference group, and ii) a final report, which is submitted to the program coordinator and stored at the dedicated SLU workspace. The project lead should provide the program coordinator with information for project follow-up, upon request, for presentation for example to the faculty council for environmental monitoring and assessment. Scientific publishing is encouraged, but should not be the primary aim of the proposal. Received funding can be withdrawn in the case of delays in fulfillment.

How to submit the application: The application should be submitted through digital form (available at this link), where required content is specified. In addition, send a digital copy of the application (print the form directly from the web page and save as pdf) in an e-mail to Registrator@slu.se with cc: lena.bergstrom@slu.se Mark the application: SLU-ID 2020.4.3-4777.

The form should be opened in the Internet Explorer browser, for full functionality (but it also works in Chrome and Safari). In case of any technical problems with the form, contact Mikaela.Asplund@slu.se

For further information, please contact the program coordinator Lena Bergström (lena.bergstrom@slu.se) or assistant coordinator Christina Halling (christina.halling@slu.se)

More information about the environmental monitoring and assessment programme Coastal and Sea areas.


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