Success rates

Competitive Funding Decisions for 2018-19 are available on the UKRI website.

Schemes success rates

Discovery Science (responsive mode) open schemes success rates - Standard, Large and Urgency (PDF, 93KB)

Discovery Science open schemes success rates - Independent Research Fellowships (IRF) (PDF, 61KB)

Success rates by department and organisation

The department and organisation success rate data is for research grant schemes only and excludes fellowship and training grant schemes. Fellowships are not included as numbers are small and individuals may be successful but then decline the fellowship or transfer it to another organisation. Training grants are not included as historically there was not an application stage (when allocated via an algorithm) and training grant proposals have no 'applied for funds', so would distort the % success by value data.


Success rates by department 2017-18 (PDF, 358KB)

Success rates by organisation 2017-18 (PDF, 233KB)


Success rates by department 2016-17 (PDF, 208KB)

Success rates by organisation 2016-17 (PDF, 61KB)


Success rates by department 2015-16 (PDF, 198KB)

Success rates by organisation 2015-16 (PDF, 63KB)


Success rates by department 2014-15 (PDF, 203KB)

Success rates by organisation 2014-15 (PDF, 106KB)


Success rates by department 2013-14 (PDF, 217KB)

Success rates by organisation 2013-14 (PDF, 67KB)


Success rates by department 2012-13 (PDF, 170KB)

Success rates by organisation 2012-13 (PDF, 51KB)


Success rates by department 2011-12 (PDF, 291KB)

Success rates by organisation 2011-12 (PDF, 183KB)