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Application success rates

These figures have been calculated from all research grant applications considered by BBSRC Research Committees and Panels.

Summary of grant applications and success rates

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Number of applications 2,033 1,865 1,832 1,469 1,507 1,865 1,964
Success rate by number (%) 21 22 28 30 29 27 26
Equivalent success rate by value (%) 23 23 26 29 28 27 26
BBSRC success rates 2014-15 (PDF 170KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2013-14 (PDF 173KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2012-13 (PDF 97KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2011-12 (PDF 390KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2010-11 (PDF 274KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2009-10 (PDF 245KB)

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BBSRC success rates 2008-09 (PDF 248KB)

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RCUK diversity data (PDF) from all seven Research Councils relating to Equality and Diversity is available online including Applications, Awards and Success Rates of Principal Investigators by Gender, Age and Ethnicity. Please note that the selection criteria for the BBSRC success rates data published by RCUK has been adjusted from that relating to the success rates data published by BBSRC, to account for differences in the data held between councils.