NERC removes cash limit on new investigator grants

Beautiful_spring_flowersThe Natural Environment Research Council has removed the £15,000 limit on new investigator grants, and has opened them up to applicants even if they have previously received funding as a co-investigator.

The changes are set out in NERC’s new Research Grant and Fellowship Handbook which was published on 12 April.  However, applicants must not have received research funding from any source as a principal investigator with any associated post-dotoral research assistant staff support costs.

Other changes in the Handbook relating to research grants are that NERC will not accept proposals that have been submittd to more than one Research Council or funding body.  It will also increase support for PhD students from 42 to 48 months from the academic year 2014-15. 

Closing dates for standard grants will now be in late January and July each year.  For independent research fellowships the closing date will now be the beginning of October each year.

The Handbook commits NERC researchers to RCUK’s policy on open access and says NERC will no longer provide funding in grants for any publication costs associated with peer-reviewed articles and conference papers.

Posted on April 16, 2013, in Funding, News, School of Science and Technology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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