- Over the past 6 years, the number of research project grants funded by NIH has declined in almost every year, and we now fund 2,000 fewer grants than in FY2004
- NIH made 9,455 competing (new and renewed) awards in FY2010, 1,000 fewer than in FY2003
- Success rates have fallen more than 10 percentage points in the past decade
- Success rates for new (type 1) applications have fallen for 3 straight years and are now at 17%
Some specific slides that may be of interest …
You can also monitor these sorts of data at the NIH Funding Facts Website.