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Research Project Grant investigators: Applicants, awardees, and funding rates

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Legend Applicants Awardees Funding Rate  (%) Research Project Grant investigators: Applicants, awardees, and funding rates
X=2011;Y=24 X=2012;Y=24 X=2010;Y=26 X=2008;Y=27 X=2009;Y=26 X=2016;Y=28 X=2017;Y=27 X=2015;Y=26 X=2013;Y=23 X=2014;Y=25 X=2001;Y=37 X=2002;Y=36 X=2000;Y=36 X=1998;Y=36 X=1999;Y=37 X=2006;Y=25 X=2007;Y=27 X=2005;Y=28 X=2003;Y=36 X=2004;Y=30 X=2011;Y=9,270 X=2012;Y=9,512 X=2010;Y=9,702 X=2008;Y=9,103 X=2009;Y=8,878 X=2016;Y=11,434 X=2017;Y=11,299 X=2015;Y=10,542 X=2013;Y=8,877 X=2014;Y=9,986 X=2001;Y=8,362 X=2002;Y=8,605 X=2000;Y=8,022 X=1998;Y=6,974 X=1999;Y=7,838 X=2006;Y=8,406 X=2007;Y=9,233 X=2005;Y=8,783 X=2003;Y=9,461 X=2004;Y=9,126 X=2011;Y=39,329 X=2012;Y=39,925 X=2010;Y=36,975 X=2008;Y=33,223 X=2009;Y=33,921 X=2016;Y=41,420 X=2017;Y=41,976 X=2015;Y=40,293 X=2013;Y=39,065 X=2014;Y=39,809 X=2001;Y=22,567 X=2002;Y=23,795 X=2000;Y=22,188 X=1998;Y=19,663 X=1999;Y=21,231 X=2006;Y=33,119 X=2007;Y=33,886 X=2005;Y=31,791 X=2003;Y=26,639 X=2004;Y=30,279 Research Project Grant investigators: Applicants, awardees, and funding rates
 
Notes:

Analysis includes Contact and Multiple Principal Investigators.

Awards made under Reimbursable agreements, appropriations to NIH for Superfund-related activities, Gift Funds, and Breast Cancer Research Stamp Funds are not included.

Funding rate is a person-based statistic that is calculated by the number of distinct awardees divided by the number of distinct applicants in a given fiscal year, excluding applications withdrawn prior to review. This statistic seamlessly incorporates MPIs because each applicant is considered separately when performing the calculation.

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, 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. The P42 activity was formerly classified as a Research Project Grant but was reclassified as Research Centers in fiscal year 2017. Not all of these activities may be in use by NIH every year.

Source: NIH IMPAC, Success Rate File.