Success Rates and Funding Rates
R01-Equivalent grants, New (Type 1): Success rates, by career stage of investigator

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Fiscal YearAll ApplicationsContact PI is First TimerContact PI is Established
Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate Applications Awards Success Rate 
 1998  15,469  3,875  25%  6,698  1,515  23%  8,771  2,360  27% 
 1999  16,861  4,317  26%  7,195  1,560  22%  9,666  2,757  29% 
 2000  16,965  4,410  26%  7,349  1,611  22%  9,616  2,799  29% 
 2001  16,824  4,292  26%  7,355  1,596  22%  9,469  2,696  28% 
 2002  16,960  4,176  25%  7,493  1,575  21%  9,467  2,601  27% 
 2003  18,793  4,543  24%  8,265  1,689  20%  10,528  2,854  27% 
 2004  21,298  4,263  20%  9,278  1,554  17%  12,020  2,709  23% 
 2005  21,856  3,923  18%  9,218  1,454  16%  12,638  2,469  20% 
 2006  22,261  3,630  16%  9,236  1,364  15%  13,025  2,266  17% 
 2007  20,654  3,964  19%  8,722  1,610  18%  11,932  2,354  20% 
 2008  20,048  3,744  19%  8,660  1,531  18%  11,388  2,213  19% 
 2009  20,436  3,651  18%  8,923  1,589  18%  11,513  2,062  18% 
 2010  22,368  3,955  18%  10,377  1,793  17%  11,991  2,162  18% 
 2011  23,858  3,599  15%  10,082  1,525  15%  13,776  2,074  15% 
 2012  25,437  3,756  15%  10,134  1,353  13%  15,303  2,403  16% 
 2013  23,917  3,387  14%  9,248  1,238  13%  14,669  2,149  15% 
 2014  23,544  3,608  15%  9,194  1,327  14%  14,350  2,281  16% 
 2015  25,088  3,983  16%  9,127  1,437  16%  15,961  2,546  16% 
 2016  26,839  4,646  17%  9,542  1,511  16%  17,297  3,135  18% 
 
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.

First time awards include only those awards where the Contact Principal Investigator is a first time investigator.

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

R01-equivalent awards include R01, R23, R29, R37 and RF1 activity codes and, beginning in fiscal year 2008, DP2 awards to first-time NIH investigators. Not all of these activities may be in use by NIH every year.

Source: NIH IMPAC, Success Rate File.

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