SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA) programmes announces funding for projects that are implemented during 2024. The last day to apply is the 29th of September 2023. Eleven of twelve EMA programmes announce funding in this call. The Eutrophication programme is not included.
The proposed focus for the projects in this call are:
- indicators for follow-up of the environmental quality goals / sustainability goals
- make available and / or increase the use of EMA data
- method development within EMA
We encourage applications that contribute to SLU's strategy - sustainability, digitization and collaboration between different EMA programmes. Of particular interest are applications that are relevant to multiple programmes or strengthen the interaction between programmes. Applicants must be employed at SLU.
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 program 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 500,000 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 2024. However, parts of the funds may be used during the year 2025, if there are special reasons for that. Preliminary reporting of projects takes place in November 2024 in SLU's reporting system. In addition to this reporting, the project ends by being popular science communicated (briefly state how in the communication plan in the application form). Scientific publication of the results is encouraged, but should take place outside the project.