Latest figures from the Natural Environment Research Council, NERC show that PML continues to perform amongst the best when it comes to success in Standard Grant proposals.
Over the last three years PML has maintained an average success rate above 20%, and rising, which places it in the top four out of a total of 112 research institutes and universities in the UK that applied for grants under the NERC scheme. Success in Standard Grants is especially encouraging as the scheme awards funding for innovative, ‘blue sky’ research and reflects PML’s standing as a pioneering, dynamic and creative world-class research organization. On a fundamental note, maintaining a success rate above 20% means that the number of proposals PML is allowed to submit is not ‘capped’. This is a further testament to PML’s internal review processes that ensures only the highest quality proposals are put forward.
Director of Science Profesor Icarus Allen is delighted with the news: “We have put a lot of time and effort into refining the way we develop and present our research ideas. Our teams of scientists have shown themselves to be innovative and highly skilled, with plenty of ideas that reflect our scientific excellence, at the cutting edge of blue skies research. This success is a pat on the back for everyone involved in the process.”