Statistics 2018

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 734 applications during 2018. Of these, 1 089 applications have been granted more than 4.8 billion SEK.


Free research

The largest part of the funding are within free research, which means grants that are not limited to a particular area.

One of the Swedish Research Council´s goals for achieving gender equality within our area of activities is to have the same approval rate and the same average grant amount for women and for men.

Please note that grants for research infrastructure are not reported on this page.

Approval rates and grant amounts per area of science

Area of science

Number of applications

Approval rate

Total amount approved

Humanities and social sciences

1 420

14 %

986 933 549

Clinical therapy research

96

17 %

201 267 908

Artistic research

56

11 %

26 100 000

Medicine and health

1 529

22 %

1 629 777 110

Natural and engineering sciences

2 004

21 %

1 413 506 852

Proof of concept*

36

44 %

14 000 000

Interdisciplinary research**

160

6 %

220 820 000

Educational sciences

248

16 %

196 185 825

Development research

185

20 %

145 905 727

Total

5 734

19 %

4 834 496 971


* Only Medicine and health and Natural and engineering sciences.
** From the call Research environment grant Interdisciplinary research.

Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2 175

18 %

1 310 906

Men

3 433

18 %

1 244 603

Total

5 608

18 %

1 269 585

*Application within conference grant, doctoral programmes and visiting professorship are not included.

Approval rates and average grants per junior researchers

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

860

14 %

1 200 011

Men

1 108

13 %

1 082 369

Total

1 968

13 %

1 136 016


*Application within conference grant and project grants within artistic research are not included.

Approved rates and amounts per type of funding

Bidragsform

Antal ansökningar

Beviljandegrad

Totalt beviljat belopp

Career support funding:




Starting grant

693

15 %

1 059 160

Half-time research position in a clinical environment

54

6 %

1 850 000

Research time

9

78 %

1 600 000

International postdoc

465

18 %

896 099

Consolidator grant

306

7 %

1 845 333

Research environment & Research collaboration funding:




Doctoral programme grant

3

100 %

2 411 417

Visiting professorship

9

33 %

1 897 704

Conference grant

114

57 %

130 042

Research environment

398

11 %

4 071 175

Network grant

42

33 %

361 422

Research project funding:




Proof of Concept

36

42 %

933 333

Research project grant, undirected

3 196

21 %

1 060 706

Research project grant, focus

409

17 %

1 424 295

Total

5 734

19

1 254 410


Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet, KI

158

867 731 358

Uppsala University

173

750 167 283

Lund University

163

610 788 936

University of Gothenburg

114

563 338 263

Stockholm University

113

429 172 080

Umeå University

72

326 439 515

Linköping University

70

313 122 739

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

62

281 157 700

Chalmers University of Technology

47

171 744 400

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

27

100 579 515

Linnaeus University

9

60 627 568

Örebro University

11

53 979 361

Others

33

305 648 253

Total

1089

4 834 496 971


International calls

Applicants

Number of applications*

Number of approved grants

Total amount approved

Grants within international calls

49

23

64 185 539

Bilateral

78

29

95 175 000

Total

127

52

159 360 539


PublISHED ON 05 March 2020

UpDATED ON 19 March 2020

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