Fellowship & Career Development Application Success Rates

Select Individual Fellowship, Research Career Development, and Research Career Transition Application Success Rates

NIH uses success rates as a metric for describing the likelihood of an application getting funded.  Success rate is defined as the number of awards divided by the number of unique applications in a fiscal year. For more information on NIH success rates, please visit the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Success Rates webpage.

NIH has many programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social science, and clinical research. The NIH Office of Extramural Research’s Research Training and Career Development website and NIDCR’s Careers & Training section provide information on the types of programs and how to apply. Here we provide NIDCR success rates for the Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), the Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), the Mentored Clinical Research Career Development Award (K08), and the career transition Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). For a full listing of NIDCR-supported research training and career development programs, see NIDCR’s Careers & Training section. For NIDCR success rates of each funding activity see the NIH RePORT database.

NIDCR F31 & F32 (NRSA) success rates

F31 & F32 Success Rates
Figure 1. NIDCR Individual Fellowship (F31 and F32) applications. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds in 2009-2010 are not included. The data represents a 2-year running average to minimize variability due to small sample sizes.

NIDCR K99/R00 & K08 success rates

K99/R00 & K08 Success Rates
Figure 2. NIDCR Research Career Development (K99/R00 and K08) applications. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds in 2009-2010 are not included. The data represents a 2-year running average to minimize variability due to small sample sizes.
Last Reviewed
May 2020