Research Project Grant Application Success Rates

NIH uses success rates as a metric for describing the likelihood of a project getting funded.  Success rate is defined as the number of awards divided by the number of unique applications in a fiscal year. Below, we provide NIDCR success rates for R01 applications. For more information on NIH success rates please visit NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Success Rates webpage.

 

Success rates of R01 Applications from Early Stage Investigators
Figure 1. Type 1 and type 2 R01 applications are plotted separately.
NIDCR R01 New and Renewal Application Success Rates by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year New Success Rate Renewal Success Rate

2008

18.0% 35.2%
2009 17.6% 32.3%
2010 16.3% 45.8%
2011 15.7% 31.3%
2012 17.9% 35.1%
2013 19.2% 33.3%
2014 19.0% 27.0%
2015 17.0% 31.9%
2016 17.0% 30.9%
2017 16.9% 32.0%

 

Last Reviewed
August 2018