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SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programmes announces development aid in 2022

Published: 06 December 2021
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SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) programmes announces funding for projects during the year 2022. The closing date of this call is 21 January 2022. Eleven of twelve EMA programmes announce funding in this call.

The proposed focus for the projects in this call are:

  • indicators for follow-up of the environmental quality objectives / sustainability development goals
  • make available and / or increase the use of  EMA data
  • method development within EMA.

Some programmes may have more program specific priorities. More information about the EMA programmes. There you can read about the programmes and find contact information to the programme coordinators. All programmes besides the Eutrophication programme announce funding in this call.

We encourage applications that contribute to SLU's strategy - sustainability, digitalization and collaboration between different EMA programmes. Of particular interest are applications that are relevant to multiple programmes or strengthen the interaction between programmes.

At SLU, there are broad competence, extensive databases and well-established contact areas for stakeholders of various kinds. Through this call, SLU wants to encourage new applications and/or improvements in EMA. It is an advantage if the project is in demand by stakeholders and can contribute with new knowledge, new applications or takes place in collaboration. It is an advantage if the results can lead to future external assignments regarding EMA.

The applications are handled by the EMA programme coordinators and will be presented for discussion with the external reference groups of the relevant programmes. Thereafter, the EMA board, the faculty board or the dean makes the final decision on the distribution of funds.

Funds that are announced are around SEK 600 000 per program and projects of SEK 100 000-250 000 are usually applied for. The announced project funds will be announced as a one-off grant during the year 2022. However, parts of the funds may be used during the year 2023, if there are special reasons for that. Preliminary reporting of projects takes place in November 2022 in SLU's reporting system. In addition to this reporting, the project ends with a popular science publication of the results. Scientific publication of the results is encouraged, but should take place outside the project.

The application is made in this form and sent to the Registrar ( in pdf format where the subject line in the email is marked with: In the form, those who apply for funding state the programme or programmes for which the application is made, but we reserve the right to redistribute the applications between the various programmes after the end of the application period if necessary.

In the event of any technical problems with the form, contact

The last day to apply is 21 January 2022. Decisions are expected to be announced at the end of April/beginning of May 2022. In the event of late or no delivery from the project, the faculty can withdraw funds.

Contact the respective program coordinator for any questions about the call: for contact information for coordinators and more information about each environmental analysis program, see


Pernilla Christensen, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Forest Sciences. Analyst
Department of Forest Resource Management/Division of Landscape Analysis, SLU, 090-786 85 27, 070-633 73 86