Statistics 2021

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 838 applications during 2021. Of these, 1 020 applications have been granted more than 5 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

Number of appoved applications

Approval rate

Total amount approved

Humanities and social sciences

1230

144

12 %

625 333 541

Clinical therapy research

118

19

16 %

187 011 481

Artistic research

84

12

14 %

43 259 000

Medicine and health

1574

322

20 %

1 485 484 982

Natural and engineering sciences

1901

377

20 %

1 549 076 978

Educational sciences

311

56

18 %

604 789 341

Development research

264

64

24 %

208 498 498

Others*

356

26

7 %

324 457 947

Total

5 838

1 020

17 %

5 027 911 768

* Research environment grant interdisciplinary research, Project grant for research within post-COVID syndrome and Research environment grant for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines.

Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2 309

17 %

1 341 978

Men

3 471

18 %

1 262 254

Total

5 780

17 %

1 292 394

* Doctoral programme, Visiting researcher programme 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

810

13 %

1 341 978

Men

1 013

15 %

1 262 128

Total

1 823

14 %

1 228 956

*Project grants within artistic research are not included.

Approval rate and average grant per type of funding

Career support funding: approval rate and average grant

Type of funding

Number of applications

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Half-time research position in a clinical environment

45

9 %

1 850 000

Research time

45

9 %

1 887 500

Starting grant

720

14 %

1 159 793

Internationell postdok

299

25 %

1 148 664

Totalsumma

1 109

17 %

1 177 471


Research environment & Research collaboration funding: approval rate and average grant

Type of funding

Number of applications

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Research environment grant

397

6 %

4 609 460

Exploratory workshop

6

83 %

185 982

Doctoral programme

40

38 %

6 424 073

Visiting researcher

6

33 %

2 872 425

Visiting professorship

12

25 %

1 959 000

Network grant

62

39 %

384 579

Distinguished professor

92

7 %

4 907 500

Total

615

13 %

4 180 679


Research project funding: approval rate and average grant

Type of funding

Number of applications

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Project grant, undirected

3 514

18 %

1 117 133

Project grant, focus

584

17 %

1 304 307

Proof of Concept

16

63 %

996 483

Totalsumma

4 114

18 %

1 138 732

Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet

178

832 032 419

Lund University

145

754 651 943

Uppsala University

141

672 256 769

University of Gothenburg

121

616 236 930

Stockholm University

98

493 966 238

Linköping University

59

298 843 687

Umeå University

58

284 836 609

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

57

237 999 250

Chalmers University of Technology

37

183 551 000

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

30

104 168 186

Not a Swedish university

24

168 452 934

Örebro University

12

46 002 840

Malmö University

10

46 953 098

Others

50

287 959 865

Total

1 020

5 027 911 768


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