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
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    Biomedical Engineering
     
    25 (20%)
     
    20 (20%)
     
    27 (22%)
     
    24 (25%)
     
    27 (22%)
     
    Health Sciences

    90 (26%)
     
    117 (18%)
     
    100 (19%)
     
    87 (21%)
     
    97 (23%)
     
    Life Sciences
     
    261 (27%)
     
    241 (27%)
     
    246 (28%)
     
    200 (30%)
     
    203 (27%)
     
    Psychobiology
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    20 (20%)
     
    Psychology
     
    69 (20%)
     
    82 (22%)
     
    79 (24%)
     
     
    52 (19%)
     
    69 (17%)
    Physics
    95 (36%)
     
    102 (34%)
     
    90 (41%)
     
    90 (30%)
     
    79 (38%)
     
    71 (32%)
    Chemistry
    50 (38%)
     
    46 (33%)
     
    44 (36%)
     
    44 (27%)
     
    32 (34%)
     
    39 (21%)
    Mathematical Sciences
    73 (47%)
     
    51 (47%)
     
    53 (34%)
     
    56 (30%)
     
    47 (34%)
     
    58 (38%)
    Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
    27 (22%)
     
    28 (32%)
     
    24 (25%)
     
    29 (24%)
     
    32 (22%)
     
    27 (22%)
    Oceanography and limnology
    14 (29%)
     
    12 (33%)
     
    4 (0%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    **
     
    **
    Materials Research
    31 (35%)
     
    30 (23%)
     
    25 (28%)
     
    30 (27%)
     
    42 (33%)
     
    8 (12%)
    Environmental research (air,water,soil)
    19 (11%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    11 (18%)
     
    14 (21%)
     
    17 (12%)
     
    8 (12%)
    Energy Research
    11 (36%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    8 (38%)
     
    9 (22%)
     
    11 (27%)
     
    7 (29%)
    Economics
    14 (29%)
     
    9 (33%)
     
    21 (24%)
     
    17 (18%)
     
    17 (24%)
     
    22 (23%)
    Sociology
    24 (25%)
     
    20 (15%)
     
    23 (17%)
     
    19 (16%)
     
    13 (23%)
     
    19 (21%)
    Computer Sciences
    52 (33%)
     
    61 (30%)
     
    49 (37%)
     
    56 (21%)
     
    41 (34%)
     
    29 (45%)
    Ecology and Systematic Biology
    32 (22%)
     
    31 (23%)
     
    16 (31%)
     
    21 (14%)
     
    26 (31%)
     
     
    Total 442 (33%) 445 (25%) 416 (31%) 460 (23%) 368 (33%) 452 (25%) 398 (25%) 386 (25%) 409 (30%) 347 (25%) 179 (28%)
    *Without psychobiology
    **Oceanography was combined with atmospheric & earth sciences
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