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 28% of full proposals (40% of all pre-proposals).

Success rates are summarized in the table below.

Stage I:
Stage II:
Full proposals
Funded projects
No. of proposals1245014
- Principal investigators involved50722362
- overall funding requested101.8 m€43.1 m€12.3 m€
Proposal success rate40%28% 

Country of origin and gender distribution of the applicants

The number of successful principal investigators per country is displayed in Figure 1a (pre-proposals; 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’ countries. NEURON developed a Widening Concept comprising different measures to facilitate the integration of ‘underrepresented’ countries. As part of this, consortia that were invited to submit a full proposal were given the opportunity to add new groups from ‘underrepresented’ countries. Thus, a total of six new research groups was 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 (124 COO in total):Funded projects (14 in total):
Austria: 4Belgium: 1
Belgium: 4France: 4
Canada: 5Germany: 3
France: 19Israel: 1
Germany: 36Italy: 1
Israel: 9Spain: 2
Italy: 7The Netherlands: 2
Norway: 2
Romania: 1
Spain: 14
Switzerland: 5
The Netherlands: 17
Turkey: 1

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