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Joint BECC and MERGE funding instrument for Short Projects

The main applicant must be permanently employed at LU or GU (including BUL:s). In addition, BECC applicants should be BECC PIs and MERGE applicants must have been actively involved in the MERGE environment.

CALL OPEN 1 May-11 June 2021

The complementary expertise and methodologies used by MERGE and BECC scientists has the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of climate change and its links to biodiversity and ecosystem services, and to inform national and international policy and assessments based on the best available science.

A series of stimulating discussions among our members at our 2020 joint BECC-MERGE Spring Meeting identified a number of knowledge gaps at the intersection of our Strategic Research Areas (SRAs), the filling of which will require joint activities and a commitment to facilitate these on the part of the SRA Boards. To stimulate the creation of such joint activities a new funding instrument has been developed and BECC and MERGE will from 2021, on a yearly basis, announce short project calls.
Identified knowledge gaps (PDF, 119 kB, new tab)
2021 call text (PDF, 233 kB, new tab)


Send your proposal to

Lina Nikoleris

lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se