Success rates of submitted proposals

The application procedure consisted of two stages: stage I “pre-proposal selection” and stage II “full proposal selection”, for details see Implementation of the call. The success rate was 44% of full proposals (20% of all pre-proposals).

Success rates are summarized in the table below.

Stage I:
Stage II:
Full proposals
Funded projects
No. of proposals944319
- Principal investigators involved36419092
- overall funding requested73.6 m€38.5 m€17.9 m€
Proposal success rate46%44% 

Country of origin and gender distribution of the applicants

The number of successful principal investigators per country is displayed in Figure 1a (pre-propropols; stage I) and  in Figure 1b (full proposals; stage II).

The graphic shows the number of principal investigators per country.
Fig.1a. Principal investigators per country in stage I, pre-proposal submission; © ERA-NET NEURON

NEURON aims to increase the number of research groups from countries that are to date not well integrated in the funding scheme, so called ‘underrepresented’ contries. To achieve this aim, modification of the compostition of the consortia was allowed as part of NEURON’s Widening Concept. In particular, addition of partners from underrepresented countries was encouraged where scientifically justified. As a result, 25 new research groups were added between pre- and full proposal stage.

The graphic shows the number of principal investigators per country.
Fig.1b. Principal investigators per country in stage II, full proposal submissions; © ERA-NET NEURON

Coordinators of pre-proposals and funded proposals:

Pre-proposals (94 COO in total):Funded projects (19 in total):
Austria: 1Belgium: 1
Belgium: 3Canada: 2
Canada: 10France: 3
France: 11Germany: 2
Germany: 12Italy: 1
Israel: 4Norway: 1
Italy: 8Spain: 2
Norway: 3Switzerland: 1
Poland: 2The Netherlands: 1
Portugal: 5United Kingdom: 5
Spain: 14
Switzerland: 1
The Netherlands: 8
Turkey: 1
United Kingdom: 11

Gender distribution

The percentage of female researchers participating in this call is shown in Fig.2.

The graphic shows the percentage of female Principal Investigators (PI) and Coordinators (COO)
Fig. 2. Percentage of female Principal Investigators (PI) and coordinators (COO); © ERA-NET NEURON