The Institute’s core funding was secured from the Capacity Building funds, administered by the Oil and Gas Council in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

MERI’s set up grant was awarded on 20/12/2013, and signed by the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Council.

MERI also generates income through research projects, donations, membership and appropriate conference or workshop sponsorship. As a not-for-profit organisation, MERI re-invests its surplus income into new research programmes and other activities.

To support MERI by donation or funding particular research projects, please write to us on info[AT]