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Research for Patient Benefit - Success rates

Published

01 March 2021

Version

1.1 - March 2021

Contents

This document outlines success rates for funding applications to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme, 2010 to 2020.

Two stage process - researcher led

Workstream2019/202018/192017/182016/17
Submitted applications (A) 370 390 403 342
Number of applications that entered the review process and were considered by an advisory group (B) 361 378 398 342
Applications considered by an advisory group as a percentage of those submitted (B/A) 98% 97% 99% 100%
Applications shortlisted by an advisory group (C) 120 119 142 137
Shortlisted applications as a percentage of the total applications considered by an advisory group (C/B) 33% 32% 36% 40%
Funded applications (D) 70 68 83 67
Funded applications as a percentage of those shortlisted (D/C) 59% 58% 59% 49%
Funded applications as a percentage of the total applications considered by an advisory group (D/B) 19% 19% 21% 20%

One stage process - researcher led

Workstream2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/122010/11
Submitted applications (A) 232 311 368 361 459 598
Number of applications that entered the review process and were considered by an advisory group (B) 226 293 300 258 355 448
Applications considered by an advisory group as a percentage of those submitted (B/A) 97% 94% 82% 71% 77% 75%
Funded applications (D) 41 64 65 57 68 110
Funded applications as a percentage of the total applications considered by an advisory group (D/B) 18% 22% 22% 22% 19% 25%

2015/16 success rates only include two competitions as opposed to the usual three due to implementation of the new two stage process