NERC Demand Management Review 2015-17
29 March 2017
NERC introduced demand management for standard grants in 2015 and agreed to review the impacts of these practices after two years.
The review found that success rates for discovery science standard grants have risen from 10-13% to 20%, because of a large decrease in the number of low-quality submissions. There is no evidence for a fall in the number of awards to new investigators or for a reduction in multi-institute awards. NERC will continue to monitor the impacts of demand management on new investigators.
A summary of the review outcomes, including the targeted survey of twenty organisations, is available in the downloads section of this page.