Monday 14 December 2009

NERC Set New Limit for New Investigator Awards

NERC have scrapped the slightly torturous 'no overall limit, but a limit for directly incurred costs' for their New Investigator Awards. Previously, they had set a limit for the direct costs of £40k. Now, there is a limit of £100k overall. Jim Aland, Research Grants Team Leader at the Council confirmed that the move was aimed at bringing NERC into line with the other councils, and also because applicants had tended to pitch their applications slightly low. He said that on average applicants had asked for around £80k in the past. The new limit gave a clearer indication of how much they could apply for.

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