Success Rates and Funding Rates
Research Project Grants: Success rates, by gender

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Fiscal YearAll Research ProjectsFemale ApplicantsMale ApplicantsUncodedGender Withheld
Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate 
 1998  24,145  7,516  31%  5,763  1,715  30%  17,726  5,698  32%  565  79  14%  91  24  26% 
 1999  26,394  8,550  32%  6,385  1,977  31%  19,114  6,457  34%  759  81  11%  136  35  26% 
 2000  27,793  8,764  32%  6,851  2,046  30%  20,025  6,600  33%  798  84  10%  119  34  29% 
 2001  28,364  9,096  32%  7,188  2,229  31%  20,451  6,754  33%  496  69  14%  229  44  19% 
 2002  30,063  9,396  31%  7,808  2,246  29%  21,699  7,045  32%  291  50  17%  265  55  21% 
 2003  34,708  10,393  30%  9,175  2,733  30%  24,992  7,564  30%  230  34  15%  311  62  20% 
 2004  40,858  10,051  25%  10,873  2,597  24%  29,453  7,406  25%  211  25  12%  321  23  7% 
 2005  43,066  9,599  22%  11,739  2,602  22%  30,696  6,938  23%  245  17  7%  386  42  11% 
 2006  45,688  9,128  20%  12,355  2,452  20%  32,329  6,599  20%  566  32  6%  438  45  10% 
 2007  47,455  10,100  21%  13,131  2,706  21%  32,971  7,294  22%  724  36  5%  629  64  10% 
 2008  43,467  9,460  22%  12,489  2,706  22%  30,271  6,656  22%  154  31  20%  553  67  12% 
 2009  43,142  8,881  21%  12,894  2,546  20%  29,686  6,264  21%  117  21  18%  445  50  11% 
 2010  45,983  9,455  21%  13,956  2,673  19%  31,307  6,703  21%  152  20  13%  568  59  10% 
 2011  49,592  8,765  18%  15,126  2,587  17%  33,657  6,104  18%  195  17  9%  614  57  9% 
 2012  51,313  9,032  18%  15,417  2,695  18%  34,685  6,214  18%  502  28  6%  709  95  13% 
 2013  49,581  8,310  17%  14,969  2,408  16%  32,696  5,742  18%  1,270  87  7%  646  73  11% 
 2014  51,073  9,241  18%  15,428  2,777  18%  33,477  6,268  19%  1,622  133  8%  546  63  12% 
 2015  52,190  9,540  18%  15,798  2,891  18%  34,396  6,497  19%  1,667  116  7%  329  36  11% 
 2016  54,220  10,372  19%  16,789  3,159  19%  35,370  7,028  20%  1,834  161  9%  227  24  11% 
 
Notes:

Analysis is restricted to Contact Principal Investigators who have reported their gender.

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.

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