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Research Project Grants: Competing applications, awards, and success rates

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Legend Applications Awards Success Rate  (%) Research Project Grants: Competing applications, awards, and success rates
X=2011;Y=18 X=2012;Y=18 X=2010;Y=21 X=2008;Y=22 X=2009;Y=21 X=2016;Y=19 X=2017;Y=19 X=2015;Y=18 X=2013;Y=17 X=2014;Y=18 X=2001;Y=32 X=2002;Y=31 X=2000;Y=32 X=1998;Y=31 X=1999;Y=32 X=2006;Y=20 X=2007;Y=21 X=2005;Y=22 X=2003;Y=30 X=2004;Y=25 X=2011;Y=8,765 X=2012;Y=9,032 X=2010;Y=9,455 X=2008;Y=9,460 X=2009;Y=8,881 X=2016;Y=10,372 X=2017;Y=10,123 X=2015;Y=9,540 X=2013;Y=8,310 X=2014;Y=9,241 X=2001;Y=9,098 X=2002;Y=9,396 X=2000;Y=8,765 X=1998;Y=7,518 X=1999;Y=8,556 X=2006;Y=9,128 X=2007;Y=10,100 X=2005;Y=9,599 X=2003;Y=10,393 X=2004;Y=10,052 X=2011;Y=49,592 X=2012;Y=51,313 X=2010;Y=45,983 X=2008;Y=43,467 X=2009;Y=43,142 X=2016;Y=54,220 X=2017;Y=54,005 X=2015;Y=52,190 X=2013;Y=49,581 X=2014;Y=51,073 X=2001;Y=28,368 X=2002;Y=30,068 X=2000;Y=27,798 X=1998;Y=24,151 X=1999;Y=26,408 X=2006;Y=45,688 X=2007;Y=47,455 X=2005;Y=43,069 X=2003;Y=34,710 X=2004;Y=40,861 Research Project Grants: Competing applications, awards, and success rates

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.

Defined as activity codes DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, DP5, P01, P42, PN1, PM1, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R22, R23, R29, R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R61, R50, R55, R56, RC1, RC2, RC3, RC4, RF1, RL1, RL2, RL9, RM1, UA5, UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC7, UF1, UG3, UH2, UH3, UH5, UM1, UM2, U01, U19, and U34. Research projects were first coded to NLM in fiscal year 2007. The RL5 activity was formerly classified as a Research Project Grant but was reclassified as Other Research in fiscal year 2015. Not all of these activities may be in use by NIH every year.

Source: NIH IMPAC, Success Rate File.