NIH Peer Review
Peer Reviewed Applications, by Fiscal Year and Major Activity Code

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 FY  Rs Applications  Rs Percentages  Fs, Ks, Ts Applications  Fs, Ks, Ts Percentages  Ps Applications  Ps Percentages  Us Applications  Us Percentages  Other Applications  Other Percentages  Total Applications 
 2011  60,773  79%  8,396  11%  1,145  1%  1,841  2%  4,580  6%  76,735 
 2012  57,858  78%  8,958  12%  1,097  1%  1,712  2%  4,104  6%  73,729 
 2013  57,647  78%  8,929  12%  908  1%  2,260  3%  3,892  5%  73,636 
 2014  56,175  78%  9,316  13%  793  1%  2,806  4%  3,185  4%  72,275 
 2015  62,806  79%  10,013  13%  780  1%  2,887  4%  3,109  4%  79,595 
 2016  63,455  78%  10,460  13%  819  1%  2,950  4%  3,457  4%  81,141 
 2017  62,548  78%  10,197  13%  802  1%  3,134  4%  3,367  4%  80,048 
 
Notes:

The application numbers in this report differ from the numbers of applications used for computing NIH success rates that are reported elsewhere, because this report:

  • Counts resubmission applications for the same projects received in the same fiscal year individually, whereas they are counted collectively for calculating success rates;
  • Shows applications by date of initial peer review, which is not always the same year to which the application is assigned for calculating success rates.
  • Includes applications from all activity codes; and
  • Includes all applications reviewed by NIH peer reviewers regardless of the funding source or funding agency. For certain initiatives involving other agencies or countries, the NIH may perform the review as a service or funding partner.

The distribution of activity codes does not count subprojects or components of complex applications as separate applications. Therefore, a U54 application with seven components is counted as one application.

Applications with an activity code of SB1 are included under a major activity code of R instead of S.