PublISHED ON 01 December 2017

UpDATED ON 23 November 2018

Statistics 2017

The Swedish Research Council has in total prepared 5 805 applications during 2017. Of these, 1 049 applications have been granted more than 4.7 billion SEK. The Swedish Research Council has also granted approximately 4 billion SEK to research infrastructures.

Free research

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

This year, more then 3.7 billion SEK were awarded for free research. Almost one billion SEK was granted for project grants within a specific area, such as Research project grant – Research on civil society.

Approval rates and grant amounts per area of science
 Area of science

Number of applications

Approval rate

Total amount approved

Natural and engineering sciences*

2 235

19 %

1 861 683 388

Medicine and health

1 415

20 %

1 406 632 355

Humanities and social sciences

1 344

15 %

723 630 583

Educational sciences

296

17 %

343 191 490

Clinical therapy research

95

19 %

228 179 000

Development research

307

16 %

154 402 500

Artistic research

57

14 %

26 584 800

Proof of concept**

56

21 %

14 000 000

Total

5 805

18 %

4 758 304 116

* Includes decision for research environment grant within natural and engineering sciences. The call for proposal was in 2016 and decision was made in 2017, the total grant amount was 426 million SEK.


Approved rates and average grants for all applicants

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

2 034

17 %

1 247 234

Men

3 575

17 %

1 379 399

Total

5 609

17 %

 1 334 079

 

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

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.


Approval rates and average grants per junior researchers

Applicants

Number of applications*

Approval rate

Average grant per year

Women

780

14 %

1 089 969

Men

1 105

13 %

1 033 927

Total

1 885

13 %

1 058 368

* Conference grant, project grants in artistic research, doctoral programmes and visiting professorship are not included.

 

Approved rates and amounts per type of funding

Type of funding

Number of applications

Approval rate

Total amount approved

Research project funding

3 785

18 %

2 542 845 497

Research environment & Research collaboration funding

691

23 %

1 473 328 119

Career support funding

1 287

15 %

731 630 500

Operational funding

42

40 %

10 500 000

Total

5 805

18 %

4 758 304 116

 


Approved grants and amounts per administrating organisation

Administration organisations

Number of applications

Total amount approved

Karolinska Institutet, KI

188

1 102 962 659

Uppsala University

165

702 344 738

Lund University

141

553 551 600

University of Gothenburg

115

504 859 375

Stockholm University

116

470 036 208

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

63

388 143 288

Linköping University

61

262 014 256

Chalmers University of Technology

49

237 694 000

Umeå University

58

216 253 755

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

21

61 618 500

Others

72

258 825 737

Total

1 049

4 758 304 116


The table shows the ten organisations awarded most funding in 2017.

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All amounts are shown in Swedish kronor (SEK).

The approval rate is the percentage share of all the applications received within a category that is awarded a grant.

The average grant is the average value of the grant amount awarded for the first year.

An administrating organisation is a higher education institution or other Swedish public organisation (that fulfils the Swedish Research Council´s requirements for administrating organisations).

A junior researcher is a researcher whose doctoral degree was awarded no more than eight years ago (at the time of application).

MORE WITHIN THE SAME SUBJECT AREA

  1. Medicine and health

    Research project grant, Starting grant, Grant for half-time research position in a clinical environment, and Development of methods to replace, reduce and refine animal experiments (3R) within medicine and health.

  2. Humanities and social sciences

    Research project grant and Research into racism and discrimination

  3. Educational sciences

    Network-, Project- and Teacher education grant