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  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017 
 All Research Grants  33%  33%  34%  33%  34%  33%  32%  26%  24%  22%  24%  25%  23%  22%  19%  19%  18%  20%  20%  20%  20% 
 Research Projects Grants  31%  31%  32%  32%  32%  31%  30%  25%  22%  20%  21%  22%  21%  21%  18%  18%  17%  18%  18%  19%  19% 
     R01  30%  31%  32%  31%  31%  30%  30%  25%  22%  20%  23%  23%  22%  22%  18%  18%  17%  18%  19%  20%  19% 
     R15  5%  9%  4%  7%  15%  37%  42%  31%  30%  25%  25%  28%  22%  19%  15%  15%  13%  14%  17%  17%  15% 
     R21  44%  26%  32%  24%  30%  28%  24%  21%  18%  15%  16%  16%  14%  15%  13%  14%  13%  14%  14%  15%  14% 
     All Other RPGs  34%  34%  40%  40%  40%  41%  36%  27%  29%  25%  21%  26%  27%  25%  25%  23%  22%  25%  25%  25%  27% 
 SBIR  33%  31%  31%  28%  34%  31%  27%  22%  21%  24%  27%  31%  25%  16%  14%  18%  16%  21%  18%  15%  20% 
     Phase I  29%  28%  27%  26%  30%  27%  24%  20%  18%  19%  24%  27%  22%  14%  11%  16%  13%  18%  15%  13%  16% 
     Regular Phase II  52%  49%  48%  39%  53%  49%  44%  37%  36%  41%  42%  48%  40%  34%  30%  40%  33%  40%  29%  31%  37% 
     Direct Phase II                                                                              17%  28% 
     Phase IIB                                                                              32%  40% 
     Fast track  32%  17%  35%  28%  29%  27%  22%  18%  15%  21%  18%  32%  23%  16%  10%  16%  16%  22%  20%  13%  19% 
     CRP                                                                              22%  29% 
 STTR  26%  28%  24%  28%  33%  37%  28%  38%  25%  21%  16%  19%  21%  22%  19%  23%  20%  22%  18%  16%  18% 
     Phase I  25%  27%  23%  26%  30%  33%  27%  37%  22%  20%  14%  16%  19%  20%  16%  20%  19%  20%  16%  14%  16% 
     Regular Phase II  34%  35%  30%  42%  49%  63%  43%  49%  49%  26%  28%  39%  30%  35%  36%  39%  26%  42%  36%  31%  39% 
     Phase IIB                                                                              100%  0% 
     Fast track      0%  14%  22%  25%  0%  28%  38%  24%  25%  11%  10%  15%  23%  10%  34%  29%  8%  16%  15%  17% 
 Research Centers  36%  42%  40%  49%  53%  40%  44%  31%  39%  34%  34%  40%  34%  37%  37%  33%  31%  38%  35%  36%  30% 
 Research Career Awards  51%  50%  46%  43%  46%  46%  44%  36%  35%  31%  31%  35%  38%  36%  32%  32%  29%  30%  31%  31%  31% 
     K01  35%  34%  39%  36%  43%  42%  43%  32%  31%  28%  32%  39%  36%  40%  34%  32%  33%  34%  34%  32%  32% 
     K02  53%  57%  71%  54%  56%  46%  48%  47%  38%  35%  42%  38%  36%  29%  38%  26%  23%  40%  19%  22%  56% 
     K07  49%  44%  43%  41%  36%  39%  36%  20%  22%  24%  26%  34%  39%  22%  25%  7%  26%  18%  25%  27%  15% 
     K08  55%  58%  52%  50%  50%  52%  47%  40%  39%  34%  36%  44%  47%  44%  42%  42%  36%  40%  40%  38%  44% 
     K12  100%  45%  36%  24%  43%  35%  46%  31%  28%  34%  45%  53%  52%  49%  32%  47%  45%  26%  44%  45%  46% 
     K22      0%  9%  19%  38%  40%  33%  32%  29%  29%  27%  23%  26%  25%  30%  24%  20%  15%  23%  24%  19% 
     K23      100%  42%  49%  46%  47%  42%  36%  34%  27%  33%  38%  44%  38%  34%  37%  32%  38%  35%  36%  34% 
     K24          44%  45%  45%  44%  45%  42%  51%  44%  47%  50%  47%  61%  45%  46%  39%  49%  48%  57%  40% 
     K25              42%  56%  52%  42%  30%  33%  31%  35%  48%  22%  30%  23%  25%  29%  27%  23%  25%  24% 
     K99                                      100%  20%  23%  29%  25%  22%  23%  22%  22%  22%  23%  23% 
     All Other Ks  66%  70%  54%  49%  51%  59%  56%  49%  60%  48%  49%  67%  66%  47%  47%  42%  53%  33%  36%  44%  41% 
 All Other Research Grants  57%  49%  53%  51%  50%  52%  53%  44%  43%  40%  54%  56%  55%  27%  40%  38%  38%  43%  44%  42%  42% 
 Training, Individual  40%  41%  45%  47%  49%  44%  39%  35%  31%  29%  30%  33%  32%  30%  29%  28%  28%  29%  26%  26%  28% 
     F30  60%  61%  63%  71%  81%  69%  57%  49%  44%  40%  45%  46%  49%  40%  35%  37%  40%  39%  35%  37%  39% 
     F31  46%  48%  51%  52%  58%  53%  43%  39%  31%  30%  34%  34%  36%  31%  34%  28%  30%  28%  25%  24%  26% 
     F32  38%  39%  44%  45%  45%  39%  37%  33%  30%  27%  26%  30%  27%  28%  26%  26%  24%  28%  25%  26%  28% 
     F33  35%  21%  35%  35%  44%  42%  53%  44%  36%  26%  52%  50%  50%  14%  17%  60%  40%  25%  17%  0%  0% 
     All Other Fs  47%  59%  48%  54%  42%  33%  67%  21%  33%  15%  75%  0%  18%  0%  9%  25%  0%  0%  0%  25%  26% 
 Training, Institutional  62%  64%  63%  66%  63%  58%  54%  48%  43%  44%  48%  50%  50%  54%  48%  48%  42%  53%  49%  52%  51% 
     T32  64%  64%  64%  67%  62%  58%  53%  49%  42%  42%  49%  48%  50%  52%  47%  48%  42%  52%  49%  53%  51% 
     T34  50%  53%  51%  47%  70%  54%  48%  50%  36%  33%  47%  31%  33%  50%  29%  48%  48%  47%  32%  32%  35% 
     All Other Ts  39%  74%  65%  70%  73%  72%  66%  37%  60%  62%  34%  78%  63%  74%  65%  48%  38%  65%  57%  56%  54% 
 
Notes:

Beginning with fiscal year 2009, awards made under Reimbursable agreements, appropriations to NIH for Superfund-related activities, Gift Funds, and Breast Cancer Research Stamp Funds are not included.

FY 2009 and 2010 exclude awards made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and all ARRA solicited applications and awards.

Research Grants are defined as extramural awards made for Research Centers, Research Projects, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants, and Other Research Grants.

Source: NIH IMPAC, Success Rate File.

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