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    Research Project Grant Application Success Rates Decline in 2013

    Date: December 23, 2013

    Rock Talk blogNIH Deputy Director Dr. Sally Rockey reported that the success rate for research project grants (RPG) in fiscal year 2013 was 16.8 percent, a 17.6 percent decline from FY2012 rates. On her blog, “Rock Talk,” Dr. Rockey wrote, “One might have expected a bigger drop in the success rates since we made about 8 percent fewer competing awards this year, but the reduction in the number of applications explains part of it.” She reported that the NIH “received 49,581 competing RPG applications at NIH in fiscal year 2013, slightly declining compared to last year (51,313 applications in FY2012).” Read more here.

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