BSF Research Grants: Statistics

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    The statistics of the number of applications and awards in recent years reflect the policy of securing a reasonably attractive success rate, at the expense of the average size of the grants. Starting in 2018, the Board of the foundation has limited the success rate to 25%, in order to increase somewhat the size of the awards.

    Number of applications per area of research and success rate in recent years:

    Area Of Research
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020
    Biomedical Engineering
    20 (20%)
     
    27 (22%)
     
    24 (25%)
     
    27 (22%)
     
    24 (25%)
     
    Medicine (Health Sciences)
    117 (18%)
     
    100 (19%)
     
    87 (21%)
     
    97 (23%)
     
    84 (23%)
     
    Life Sciences
    241 (27%)
     
    246 (28%)
     
    200 (30%)
     
    203 (27%)
     
    193 (27%)
     
    Psychobiology
     
     
     
     
     
     
    20 (20%)
     
    17 (24%)
     
    Psychology
    82 (22%)
     
    79 (24%)
     
     
    52 (19%)
     
    69 (17%)
     
    72 (19%)
    Physics
     
    90 (41%)
     
    90 (30%)
     
    79 (38%)
     
    71 (32%)
     
    77 (31%)
    Chemistry
     
    44 (36%)
     
    44 (27%)
     
    32 (34%)
     
    39 (21%)
     
    43 (25%)
    Mathematical Sciences
     
    53 (34%)
     
    56 (30%)
     
    47 (34%)
     
    58 (38%)
     
    34 (41%)
    Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
     
    24 (25%)
     
    29 (24%)
     
    32 (22%)
     
    27 (22%)
     
    22 (23%)
    Oceanography and limnology
     
    4 (0%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    **
     
    **
     
    **
    Materials Research
     
    25 (28%)
     
    30 (27%)
     
    42 (33%)
     
    30 (12%)
     
    44 (29%)
    Environmental research (air,water,soil)
     
    11 (18%)
     
    14 (21%)
     
    17 (12%)
     
    8 (12%)
     
    13 (15%)
    Energy Research
     
    8 (38%)
     
    9 (22%)
     
    11 (27%)
     
    7 (29%)
     
    6 (33%)
    Economics
     
    21 (24%)
     
    17 (18%)
     
    17 (24%)
     
    22 (23%)
     
    16 (19%)
    Sociology
     
    23 (17%)
     
    19 (16%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    19 (21%)
     
    22 (18%)
    Computer Sciences
     
    49 (37%)
     
    56 (21%)
     
    41 (34%)
     
    29 (45%)
     
    31 (26%)
    Ecology and Systematic Biology
     
    16 (31%)
     
    21 (14%)
     
    26 (31%)
     
     
     
     
    Total
    460 (23%)
    368 (33%)
    452 (25%)
    398 (25%)
    386 (25%)
    409 (30%)
    347 (25%)
    379 (28%)
    318 (26%)
    380 (27%)
    *Without psychobiology
    **Oceanography was combined with atmospheric & earth sciences
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