Funding commitments for 2016/17 by our committees
Our funding committees oversee our response-mode funding by reviewing applications for investigator-led programme and project grants, fellowships and bursaries. In 2016/17 they were responsible for around half of our £386 million spend on research.
Our committees comprise UK and international experts, ensuring that our decisions are well informed and that we continue to fund pioneering research across a wide range of disciplines. The rigorous process for reviewing funding proposals involves many people across the community, from those who give their time to sit on our funding committees and panels, to peer reviewers who provide expert evaluation of individual applications. It is only through the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of these many individuals that we can continue to support research that will have the biggest impact and bring significant progress to the field.
Success rates for schemes with a multi-stage application process
Some of our schemes have a multi-stage application process. The figures below show overall success rate from initial application to final award decision over the last 3 years (or maximum available data for schemes launched within that time).
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