History of Competing Research Project Grants (RPG)

Updated January 30, 2013

Fiscal
Year
Total Number
of Awards
Total
Dollars Awarded
Average Cost Percentile
Payline
NIAMS
Success Rate*
NIH
Success Rate*
2001
281
$77,244,000
$274,890
24.0
28.6%
32.1%
2002
257
$74,806,000
$291,074
21.0
23.2%
31.2%
2003
242
$75,109,000
$310,368
18.5
20.4%
29.9%
2004
245
$73,147,000
$298,559
17.0
20.1%
24.6%
2005
244
$74,842,000
$306,730
16.0
20.2%
22.3%
2006
247
$77,412,000
$313,409
14.5
19.3%
20.0%
2007
261
$75,954,000
$291,011
15.0
20.0%
21.3%
2008
253
$78,822,000
$311,549
15.0
20.9%
21.8%
2009**
238
$78,880,000
$331,429
15.0
19.9%
20.6%
2010**
301
$93,887,000
$311,917
15.0
21.4%
20.6%
2011
228
$76,962,000
$337,553
11.0
14.9%
17.7%
2012
234
$74,158,000
$316,915
12.0
15.6%
17.6%

*Success rates indicate the percentage of reviewed RPG applications that receive funding.

See link to NIAMS funding patterns in adjacent “Related Information” box for graphs illustrating the number of R01 applications received and grants funded at each percentile.

**Excludes funds appropriated to NIAMS in 2009 for short-term stimulus purposes under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) available for obligation across a two-year timeframe until September 30, 2010.