NIH Grant Success Rate Improves | January 12, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 2 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 12, 2015 | Web Date: January 9, 2015

NIH Grant Success Rate Improves

Funding: Individual investigator awards rebound slightly
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NIH, grants, funding

After years of decline, the percentage of applications that resulted in National Institutes of Health grants for individual researchers—R01s and their equivalent—showed a slight uptick in 2014, according to NIH data released this month. The success rate, a gauge of the difficulty of getting an NIH grant, will be watched closely to see if a more positive trend for researchers has emerged.

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NOTE: All data are for R01 or equivalent awards: R23, R29, and R37. Actual dollars awarded without adjustment for inflation. SOURCE: NIH Data Book
A bar graph shows the success rate of NIH individual researcher grants over recent years.
 
NOTE: All data are for R01 or equivalent awards: R23, R29, and R37. Actual dollars awarded without adjustment for inflation. SOURCE: NIH Data Book
 
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