Statistics 2020

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 451 applications during 2020. Of these, 942 applications have been granted more than 3,8 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

Natural and engineering sciences

2036

18 %

1 394 446 655

Medicine and health

1553

19 %

1 170 820 145

Humanities and social sciences

1172

12 %

727 967 874

Clinical therapy research

110

23 %

203 672 621

Development research

274

23 %

185 177 334

Educational sciences

299

13 %

171 538 452

Artistic research

55

16 %

32 418 293

Total

5499

17 %

3 886 041 374


Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2113

16 %

1 127 201

Men

3375

18 %

1 143 228

Total

5448

17 %

1 137 551

*Visiting professorships are not included.

Approval rates and average grants per junior researchers

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

758

13 %

1 063 807

Men

1006

15 %

1 091 525

Total

1764

14 %

1 080 610


*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

737

14 %

1 087 964

Half-time research position in a clinical environment

47

9 %

1 850 000

Research time

5

80 %

2 000 000

International postdoc

331

24 %

915 744

Research environment & Research collaboration funding:




Research environment

196

12 %

2 593 834

Exploratory workshop

14

36 %

169 365

Visiting professorship

11

18 %

1 790 514

Network grant

67

45 %

377 203

Research project funding:




Project grant, undirected

3357

19 %

1 035 931

Project grant, focus

425

10 %

1 876 304

Total

5499

17 %

1 137 933


Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet, KI

169

656 036 122

Uppsala University

141

535 276 001

Lund University

126

514 981 367

University of Gothenburg

108

515 092 340

Stockholm University

89

367 287 951

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

58

231 333 252

Linköping University

55

246 507 138

Chalmers University of Technology

53

193 347 120

Umeå University

47

211 476 601

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

28

105 384 552

Linnaeus University

10

49 516 973

Others

66

259 801 957

Total

950

3 886 041 374


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