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NERC DEMAND management Process

NERC is implementing new measures designed to raise discovery science standard grant success rates. This is to reduce the number and size of applications from research organisations for NERCís discovery science standard grant scheme and ensure research excellence, efficiency and value for money for the taxpayer.

From the July 2015 standard grants scheme, there will be a reduction in the maximum standard grant award size, from the current £1.2m to £800k (100% Full Economic Costing, £640k at 80% FEC). Potential applicants wishing to submit a single Lancaster NERC application or to lead a collaborative NERC application to the July 2015 standard grant scheme (including new investigators) are asked to submit their outline proposal using the attached 3 page template by 30 March 2015 to For more information please see the NERC DEMAND Management Process .

The RCSO provides an advice and guidance service in support of externally-funded research grants and projects.

Details of the support provided can be found here:-


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