I OECD/RIHR SURVEY RESULTS ON FUNDING FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE INITIATIVES
Part I presents the results of three surveys to:
• Research ministries or departments responsible for administering research excellence initiative (REI) funding in higher education institutions (HEIs) and public research institutions (PRIs). In all, 56 different funding schemes were reported from 20 countries. The results are presented in Chapter 2.
• Centres of excellence (CoEs) that receive REI funding. Responses were received from 304 centres in 14 countries. Chapter 3 presents the results of the survey to CoEs and describes their characteristics, including funding schemes and cycles, mechanisms used to foster networks and interdisciplinary research, research impact and perceived value of REIs.
• Host institutions that receive REI funding. Responses were received from 99 host institutions in ten countries. Chapter 4 describes the characteristics of the institutions that host CoEs, the funding schemes and the perceived effects of REIs on research activities.