Statistics 2019

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 398 applications during 2019. Of these, 1 029 applications have been granted more than 4.6 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

Natural and engineering sciences

2 066

20 %

1 615 909 825

Medicine and health

1 343

23 %

1 371 998 945

Humanities and social sciences

1 289

14 %

744 283 445

Educational sciences

277

17 %

478 258 251

Clinical therapy research

112

23 %

213 154 990

Development research

281

19 %

157 035 958

Artistic research

75

9 %

29 783 470

Total

5 443

19 %

4 610 424 884


Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2044

18 %

1 256 253

Men

3203

18 %

1 195 522

Total

5247

18 %

1 217 566

*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

815

15 %

1 163 669

Men

1 031

16 %

1 081 980

Total

1 846

16 %

1 116 541


*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

669

15 %

1 073 053

Half-time research position in a clinical environment

39

10 %

1 683 333

Research time

16

63 %

2 500 000

International postdoc

413

20 %

901 590

Research environment & Research collaboration funding:




Doctoral programme grant

9

30 %

7 463 021

Visiting professorship

19

37 %

1 834 995

Conference grant

147

42 %

112 903

Research environment

232

13 %

3 320 844

Network grant

74

30 %

387 264

Distinguished professor

145

6 %

4 335 631

Research project funding:




Project grant, undirected

3 377

19 %

1 058 114

Project grant, focus

282

14 %

1 161 680

Total

5 398

19

1 254 410


Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet, KI

171

798 918 119

Lund University

149

652 146 724

Uppsala University

118

595 573 951

Stockholm University

143

569 588 087

University of Gothenburg

116

557 026 484

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

57

282 650 793

Umeå University

64

271 731 409

Linköping University

64

252 423 354

Chalmers University of Technology

43

148 334 300

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

9

68 709 291

Örebro University

22

66 724 990

Others

73

346 597 382

Total

1029

4 610 424 884


International calls

Applicants

Number of applications*

Number of approved grants

Total amount approved

Grants within international calls

75

32

76 821 148

Bilateral

96

21

14 000 000

Total

127

52

159 360 539


PublISHED ON 05 March 2020

UpDATED ON 19 March 2020

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