Is there any publicly accessible information regarding the success rate of grant/project applications for science/technology and other research grant programs (e.g. NSF grants) and its variation over time?

I'm not interested in an exhaustive list but some illustrative examples would be much appreciated.


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Check out the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools. It may take you some time to find exactly what you're looking for, but there are numerous reports available, with a good deal of detail.


It's surprisingly hard to find that information, I was expecting to get it more easily, in particular when public funding is involved. I've found for the European Union FP7-ICT call 1, there were 1836 proposals for only 318 accepted, with a total 1.2 billion euros funded (Source, slide 18).

I guess a good strategy could be to contact the Research Division of the European Commission, I'm sure they have this information somewhere, and they are probably able to provide it.

  • And if you actually find the information, I'd be glad to have it :)
    – user102
    Feb 27, 2012 at 19:39
  • me too! did you find it? Mar 23, 2013 at 17:54
  • @flow: No, I didn't really look for it :)
    – user102
    Mar 23, 2013 at 18:01

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