NSF-BSF Joint Funding Research Grants: Statistics

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    Since its inception in 2013, the NSF-BSF partnership has rapidly expanded and it currently comprises of the core programs in nearly all NSF Divisions and in a number of interdisciplinary programs that cut across NSF Directorates.

    Below is a table summarizing the statistics of the various NSF-BSF programs with respect to the number of proposal submissions (preproposals were excluded) and their success rates. Over the years, the success rate of joint US-Israel applications was often higher than that of proposals by individual US investigators.

    Submissions and Success Rates History in the NSF-BSF Programs

     
    13-Dec
    2013-2014
    2014-2015
    2015-2016
    2016-2017
    2017-2018
    2018-2019
    2019-2020
    Biology MCB
     
     
     
    37 (11%)
    28 (25%)
    28 (14%)
    10 (30%)
    21 (38%)
    Biology IOS
    101 (7%)
     
     
    12 (33%)
    4 (50%)
    +
    5 (20%)
    20 (45%)
    Biology IOS-EDGE
     
     
     
    2 (0%)
     
    8 (0)
    4 (50%)
     
    Biology DEB
     
     
    3 (33%)*
    9 (33%)*
     
    +
    1 (100%)
    7 (57%)
    Biology ROL
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    5 (40%)
    Comp. Neuroscience
     
    12 (8%)
    14 (14%)
    12 (25%)
    15 (33%)
    6 (0)
    8 (13%)
    12 (25%)
    Biology EEID
     
     
     
    3 (33%)
     
    1 (100%)
    1 (0)
    1 (0%)
    Brain Science
     
    49 (6%)**
    (1)**
     
     
     
     
     
    Computers CCF
     
     
     
    17 (29%)
    21 (33%)
    20 (45%)
    21 (24%)
    20 (10%)
    Computers CNS
     
     
     
     
    2 (100%)
    1 (0)
    2 (50%)
    2 (50%)
    Information & Intelligent Systems
     
     
     
     
     
    18 (33%)
    17 (12%)
    18 (33%)
    Cyber
     
     
    12 (33%)
    12 (25%)
    10 (33%)
    10 (20%)
    2 (100%)
    1 (0%)
    Physics
     
     
    24 (29%)
    16 (31%)
    10 (20%)
    17 (41%)
    19 (26%)
    14 (28%)
    Materials
     
     
     
    48 (25%)
    38 (26%)
    23 (17%)
    35 (26%)
    27 (26%)
    Chemistry
    13 (15%)***
    18 (16%)***
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Math
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    16 (31%)
    Astronomy
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    8 (25%)
    Electrical Engineering
     
     
     
    12 (33%)
    4 (25%)
    6 (66%)
    4 (50%)
    6 (17%)
    Chemical Engineering
     
     
     
     
     
    5 (40%)
    12 (41%)
    15 (26%)
    Sustainable Energy
     
     
     
    10 (10%)
    8 (25%)
     
     
     
    Earth Sciences
     
     
     
    12 (25%)
    5 (20%)
    5 (40%)
    7 (43%)
    4 (25%)
    Oceanography
     
     
    17 (5%)
    20 (25)
    6 (17%)
    1 (0)
    5 (20%)
    7 (0%)
    Atmospheric Sciecnes
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2 (0)
    Economics and Decision Sciences
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
     
     
    4 (50%)
    24 (21%)
    6 (33%)****
    1 (100%) ****
     
     
    Total 114 (8%) 79 (10%) 74 (23%) 246 (24%) 157 (27%) 150 (28%) 153 (28%) 206 (29%)
    * Full proposals only. Pre-proposal stage is not included.
    ** An EAGER Program that is not an annual program.
    *** The International Program in Chemistry was terminated by the NSF.
    **** Resubmissions only. The program is on hold.

     

     

    Number of Submissions and Success Rates History by NSF Directorate

     
    2017-2018
    2018-2019
    2019-2020
    Biological Sciences
    43 (12%)
    29 (28%)
    66 (39%)
    Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    41 (27%)
    54 (26%)
    65 (28%)
    Engineering
    11 (54%)
    16 (44%)
    20 (24%)
    Computer and Information Science and Engineering
    49 (35%)
    42 (24%)
    41(22%)
    Geosciences
    7 (29%)
    12 (33%)
    13 (8%)
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