The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology started in June 2008. We are mainly funded through a ten year “Linnaeus grant” from the two Swedish Research Councils, Vetenskapsrådet and Formas, and from the University of Gothenburg.
The research program "Adaptation to changing marine environments (ACME) - an integrated research program in marine evolutionary biology" forms the fundament for the Centre.
The research at the Centre is also supported by the European framework programmes, The Swedish Research Council, FORMAS, VINNOVA, ERDF, NordForsk, The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Swedish Board of Fisheries.
Linnaeus Grants are allocated by the two Swedish Research Councils. The purpose is to enhance support for research of the highest quality that can compete internationally. It also aims to encourage universities and colleges to prioritize research fields and to allocate funding for them. Linnaeus grants are highly competitive and applications are reviewed by international experts.
The Linnaeus centers of excellence are named after Carl von Linné, a biologist, geologist, professor of medicine, educator and zoologist.