Statistics 2022

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 298 applications during 2022. Of these, 1 005 applications have been granted more than 4,5 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

1374

173

13 %

944 727 711

Clinical therapy research

85

18

21 %

195 193 901

Artistic research

77

12

16 %

75 716 000

Medicine and health

1426

334

23 %

1 541 879 560

Natural and engineering sciences

1814

365

20 %

1 384 170 000

Educational sciences

281

43

15 %

191 242 288

Development research

241

60

25 %

209 981 761

Total

5298

1005

19 %

4 542 911 221


Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2132

18 %

1 201 106

Men

3113

19 %

1 133 973

Total

5245

19 %

1 159 640

* 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

741

16 %

1 315 836

Men

955

15 %

1 165 980

Total

1696

16 %

1 233 083

*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

44

14 %

1 850 000

Starting grant

663

16 %

1 136 541

Internationell postdok

289

25 %

1 073 962

Totalsumma

996

18 %

1 134 792


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

145

14 %

3 277 580

Exploratory workshop

9

67 %

151 184

Doctoral programme

38

50 %

4 370 320

Visiting researcher

1

100 %

1 925 758

Visiting professorship

14

29 %

2 312 074

Network grant

45

51 %

408 022

Total

252

29 %

2 944 955


Research project funding: approval rate and average grant

Type of funding

Number of applications

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Project grant, undirected

3333

20 %

1 065 478

Project grant, focus

434

13 %

1 314 462

Proof of Concept

17

59 %

1 051 854

Totalsumma

3784

19 %

1 081 630

Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet

159

712 722 006

Uppsala University

145

691 370 821

Lund University

137

593 849 783

Stockholm University

107

469 524 822

University of Gothenburg

97

489 787 812

Others

83

401 229 083

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

68

255 820 333

Linköping University

60

264 886 217

Umeå University

54

218 306 542

Chalmers University of Technology

35

130 578 500

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

32

123 772 000

Not a Swedish university

28

191 063 302

Total

1 005

4 542 911 221


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